Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide - Star Wars Origami: A Book Review

About The Book:

Kids love origami—and what could be cooler than transforming a piece of paper into Boba Fett, Princess Leia, Yoda, or R2-D2? And not just any paper, but custom-designed paper illustrated with art from the movies. Star Wars® Origami marries the fun of paper folding with the obsession of Star Wars. Like The Joy of Origami andOrigami on the Go, this book puts an original spin on an ancient art. And like Star Wars® Scanimation® and Star Wars® Fandex®, it’s a fresh take on Star Wars mania.

Chris Alexander is a master folder and founder of the popular website StarWarsOrigami.com, and here are 36 models, clearly explained, that range in difficulty from Youngling (easy) to Padawan (medium), Jedi Knight (difficult), and Jedi Master (tricky!). A front section introduces origami definitions and basic folds. Bound in the back is the book’s unique folding paper, two sheets for each figure. Illustrated with original art, it makes each creation—the essential lightsabers, the Death Star, and much more—true to the movies.

Star Wars Origami includes a foreword by Tom Angleberger, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back, and is scheduled to be published at the same time as Angleberger’s upcoming book, The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee.


About The Author:

Chris Alexander began doing origami at the age of four. Since then he’s created dozens of original designs, many of them Star Wars themed. He has a large Star Wars fan base and tours the country folding at conventions and museums. He lives in Lancaster, California.

My Review:

I am totally excited to receive Star Wars Origami in my mailbox a few week ago! I have a couple of family members who are huge Star Wars fans and its a book that I know they would love.

The book is divided up into two major sections. First, you will get the basics of the art of origami, then you will get to the heart of the book in the projects section. From easy to advanced projects there is something for everyone. And I LOVED that the book also included the paper that is necessary to do the projects. Each project is very detailed in its instructions, perfect for ages eight and older. 

A great gift idea for any Star Wars fan in your life this Christmas!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Star Wars Origami at your favorite bookseller or online at Amazon

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Thomas Allen and Sons, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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