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Monday, November 29, 2010

"World's Best Origami" Book Review & Giveaway!

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Remember folding paper into a hand-held fortune teller, paper airplane or secret note square? Whether a fortune teller novice or a seasoned paper-folding expert, the new book World's Best Origami (ISBN: 9781615640539, Alpha Books, November 2010, $19.95) challenges readers with more than 100 of the most unique and best-loved origami patterns ever created.

Professional origami artist, Nick Robinson, guides readers through the process of folding paper. Projects are rated from beginner to advanced and include everything from the traditional swan and poppy box to truly amazing pieces such as a geodetic tower and a jet plane! Each diagram is clearly displayed with easy-to-understand folding instructions for a perfect outcome every time. 

The book teaches readers how to:
-          Choose the best paper for the project
-     Make basic folds and perfect creases
-     Follow clear and simple folding instructions for a successful project outcome
-          Gain an understanding  of origami symbols

 My Opinion:
I was very impressed with the size of the book, especially for the price.
I loved how each origami fold is rated so you know which ones are good to start with & which are a challenge.
I found the book very intriguing. I've always had an interest in origami so I'm very excited to receive this book!
I tried a couple of the simpler folds to start out & did great! I can't wait to do more.


About the Author: Nick Robinson (London, England, UK) is a professional origami artist and author who has been folding paper for 30 years. A member of the British Origami Society who edits its magazine and maintains its website, Nick has written over 30 books on origami, as well as numerous articles, and done several commercial and charitable origami commissions involving origami and paper art over the last 20 years. Nick has created several hundred original designs and teaches origami in schools, arts centers, and many other venues. 

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World's Best Origami is sold for $19.95

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Alpha Books has been soo very generous to offer one of my lucky readers a copy of this fabulous World's Best Origami book!

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Contest open to US readers 18+
Contest ends Dec 20th at 10pm EST.
Winner will be chosen via random.org & emailed.
Please make sure your email is available.
If after 48 hrs, there is no response, a new winner will be chosen. 






Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., publishes high- quality lifestyle and reference books in 30 different categories. The Complete Idiot's Guides®, Alpha Teach Yourself in 24 Hours, At Your Fingertips-- as well as other series and stand-alone titles -- provide helpful how-to information and general knowledge in an easily accessible manner.


13 comments:

jenn@peacelovemommy said...

for serious, you know im a follower and mikayla told me she wanted this book (close to it) at the library the other day. we are crafty fools around here!!! fingers crossed for the win!

jenn@peacelovemommy said...

and i like you on fb

jenn@peacelovemommy said...

and i follow ya on twitter =)
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Morgan said...

How neat!!! I just watched a documentary not too long ago on origami....they did some crazy stuff!!

I follow you on GFC :o)

Morgan said...

I like Everyday Mama on FB!!

Morgan said...

I'd LOVE to win it because I've always been fascinated with the art of paper folding. I'd like to start making some really neat things too.

Morgan said...

Posted a link to your giveaway on my FB (#1)

Morgan said...

Posted a link to your giveaway on my FB (#2)

Morgan said...

Posted a link to your giveaway on my FB (#3)

janetfaye said...

I follow you on GFC - janetfaye

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janetfaye said...

I like Everyday Mama on FB - Janet Fri

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janetfaye said...

I would like to win this for my son who loves Origami.

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janetfaye said...

I follow you on Twitter - Janetfaye

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