With big dinosaurs, small ones, ocean-dwellers and high flyers, there are projects here to entertain any paper paleontologist. Try your hand at the flying Pterodactyl or fold one of the largest land animals that ever existed, the Apatosaurus. From the Cretaceous period you can make the king of the dinosaurs, the Tyrannosaurus rex, and the spiny Stegosaurus from the Jurassic age. Every project comes with simple step-by-step instructions and clear photographs, as well as helpful arrows showing you where to fold. Each design has also been given a skill rating, so start with an easy one and once you've mastered that move on to something a bit more challenging. 50 specially designed pieces of origami paper are included with the book, meaning you can start folding right away.
Mari Ono is an expert in origami and all forms of papercrafts. Born in Japan, she has lived in the United Kingdom for many years with her artist husband, Takumasa, where they both work to promote Japanese arts and crafts. Her previous books include Wild and Wonderful Origami, Fly, Origami, Fly, Origami for Children and The Simple Art of Japanese Papercrafts, also available from CICO.
Hiroaki Takai is a master of origami, running several websites dedicated to folding all kinds of amazing objects. He has a particular passion for dinosaurs and loves the challenge of making models of the latest archaeological discoveries.
The authors are based in Churchdown, Gloucestershire and Japan.