Pop-Up Origami Author:Tatsuo Miyawaki To Our Young Readers — They say that one look is worth a thousand words. It's much more fun to make pictures and images of things than just to read about them, especially if you make the pictures and cut-outs in this book or by making new ones of your own in the same way. It isn't hard. All you have to do is use your fingers, some scissors, an... more »d sometimes a little paste.
All Japanese children learn to fold paper into the forms of birds and animals and fish and people and all sorts of other things. This game is called "origami." Nowadays boys and girls all over the world are learning to play it, and this book has been written to show you how too. Only the easiest ways are shown here, but you will find as you go on you can make more and more difficult shapes and patterns. Your mother and your teachers will have as much fun as you do just helping you.
Learn to use your hands well and carefully, and they will help you make the things you think and dream about into real figures that you can play with again and again. "Pop-Up Origami" is not the only book with stand-up pictures like the ones given here. We have made other books called "Happy Origami," "The Whale Book," and "The Swallow Book" to teach you more about origami.« less