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Origami Stars by John Montroll

Title: Origami Stars Origami stars

Author: John Montroll

Publisher: Dover Publications

Published: 31st October, 2014

Pages: 128

Rating: 5/5

In this book there are instructions for making forty different two-dimensional stars, each made from a single sheet of square paper.  There are relatively easy to follow diagrams which apparently are “drawn in the internationally approved Randlett-Yoshizawa style” (quoted from the book’s introduction).  The contents page shows drawings of the different stars and, very helpfully, indicates how difficult they are to make – very useful when, like me, you are a beginner as it shows you which are easiest to start with! Teachers and anyone trying to create interesting displays should certainly take a look at this book. I think it will also be useful in teaching several aspects of mathematics relating to number, shape, symmetry and pattern as well as fractions.

Symbols used and basic folds are clearly explained in words and diagrams making them relatively easy to follow or to refer back to if you forget any of them. The steps to follow to create each star are well illustrated and annotated. What a fantastic book for anyone interested in making an incredible variety of origami stars! Now, all I want is a limitless supply of two coloured square sheets of paper . . . stars in the making!

Many thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley for allowing me to access an ecopy of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.

The book is available from:

amazon.co.uk        amazon.com        barnes and noble

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