More-igamiWritten by Dori Kleber, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

This children’s picture book is a great introduction to origami, and to following your dream. Joey loves folding things. When he sees Mrs. Takimoto fold paper into a crane he knows he wants to do that too. He practices with many types of papers until his mother has had enough. So then he finds a way to practice that doesn’t bother other people – it’s actually a help. Eventually he gets enough skill to fold a crane. A young girl sees it and wonders if she can learn that too. Joey says the same thing he had heard: “It takes practice and a lot of patience.”

There is a fun origami project that is fairly easy to fold at the end of the book. It’s a nice project for children who are interested in folding things.

The illustrations are great. I particularly loved how the pages looked like folded origami paper. The collaboration between writer and artist works well. The pages are friendly and colorfully done.

Review by Cheryl Baker, Teacher, Mill Creek Elementary
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6

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Written by Dori Kleber, Illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Candlewick Press
40 pages
Release Date: May 10, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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