George's thirty-two origami-themed
poems celebrate the limitless scope of imagination as she follows a young boy's
adventures in paper-folding.
The author sets the tone with the
first poem, Origami:
"Square sheet of
The verses are short, descriptive
and expressed in the boy's voice - Folding a snake? / Need advice? /
Be precissssssse." or that of his creations as is the case when
Rabbit complains he can't hear because his ear his too bent.
There are no directions for
paper-folding, however, the illustrator provides an interesting note on her
experience in learning origami and offers a helpful list of resources for those
readers who would like to try their hand at this ancient art.
I can imagine this book as a
wonderful introduction and inspiration for a student art project of creating an
origami animal and penning a related poem.