Booklist (December 15, 2012 (Vol. 109, No. 8))
Grades 3-6. Far from generic greeting cards and predesigned e-messages, this inviting title in the Holiday Origami series encourages young people to create an original I-love-you offering. The clear step-by step instructions are illustrated with bright color photos and diagrams on every well-designed double-page spread. After a brief history of the origin and traditions of Valentine’s Day, the origami instructions start off simply, with pictures and directions on exactly how and when to fold and crease. First, there are two spreads with 9 steps that show how to make an origami heart. Later, 13 steps over four pages show how to make a red rose. Nine steps make a heart box. The joy of creating and giving friendship bracelets is a great climax. Back matter includes a glossary and a list of suggested websites. Other titles in the series focus on origami for Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Fun for sharing at home and school.