"With the help of this book . . . it is possible to create realistic-looking birds that . . . actually fly . . . will be snapped up by paper-airplane builders, since these models resemble them closely in purpose and technique, but add a new and colorful dimension to the genre. . . . directions for folding, cutting, gluing, and coloring are accompanied by line drawings . . . they are fairly easy to follow."--School Library Journal. 96 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.
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This is a 95-page book filled from cover to cover with patterns and instructions to make paper birds that really fly when completed. It is a combination origami/paper airplane craft that includes such birds as a cardinal, a hawk, an albatross, and a Canada goose. The patterns include the detailed pictures to make the markings and faces specific to each bird.I thought I would try to make a couple of these first before I tried them with my daughters. I ended up making all of them. The folding instructions are very clear, and even though the pieces require multiple folding, they do not require absolute precision. My favorite bird was the cardinal because it flew the best.This book would make a good craft project for a middle-school art class. The patterns are a little too intricate for younger ages. The birds would make a very nice mobile or hanging decorations for a classroom when doing a science/nature theme about birds. The book would also make a good example to follow in writing instructions for a craft if the students have been assigned to do such a project.