Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Book Nook: DC Super Heroes Origami

Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.

Capstone Young Readers has just published DC Super Heroes Origami: 46 Folding Projects for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and More. This new activity book for origami folders and super hero fans is written by internationally renowned origami master John Montroll. Montroll, origami designer and the author of more than 40 origami how-to books, turns his inventive talents to create DC Comic characters, objects and logos. With clear, step-by-step diagrams and instructions, and full-color photos of all finished models, DC Super Heroes Origami shows how to transform simple squares of paper into Batarangs, S-Shields, Invisible Jets, Green Lanterns, Jumpa the Kanga, and so much more. 

“The wide diversity of characters and objects made for a fascinating challenge,” said Montroll. 
Models range from simple to not-so-complex, all accessible to the mainstream origami folder. Also included in the back of the book are 96 sheets of specially illustrated folding papers to make your DC creations truly come to life. 
DC Super Heroes Origami was developed under license with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment.
My daughters absolutely loved this book. My older one is just about eight, and she is pretty careful with making origami creations. My younger one was too young to do any alone (although she could do some of the basic ones with minimal assistance), but she loved playing with them. They actually turned out better than I thought they would, although even I struggled on some of the really complex ones! It was an awesome back-to-school gift - fun, yet taps into the creative side. We've only done a few of them, so this book will give us hours of fun as the weather gets colder in the winter!

About the Author
John Montroll is respected for his work in Origami throughout the world. He is the author of more than 40 books on origami, the art of paper folding. His published work has significantly increased the global repertoire of original designs in Origami. John is also acknowledged for new techniques and ground-breaking bases. The American Origami master is known for being the inspiration behind the single-square, no cuts, no glue approach in Origami. Each model that John designs has a meticulously developed folding sequence. John's long-standing experience allows him to accomplish a model in fewer steps rather than plenty. It is his constant endeavor to give the reader a pleasing folding experience.
About the Illustrator
As a young child, Min Sung Ku dreamed of becoming a comic book illustrator. At six years old, he drew a picture of Superman standing behind the American flag. He has since achieved his childhood dream, having illustrated popular licensed comics properties like the Justice League, Batman Beyond, Spider-man, Ben 10, Phineas & Ferb, the Replacements, the Proud Family, Krpyto the Superdog, and, of course, Superman. Min lives in Southern California with his lovely wife and their beautiful twin daughters, Elisia and Eliana.
About Capstone Young Readers
Launched in 2012, Capstone Young Readers is the trade publishing program of Capstone. Capstone Young Readers offers a spectacular array of children’s books and ebooks including the bestselling and critically acclaimed You ChooseMyth-O-ManiaThe Other Side of the StoryKatie Woo and Jake Maddox series. With a stellar list, Capstone Young Readers inspires imagination and a passion for reading from toddlers to teens. Learn more about Capstone Young Readers at or on Twitter @CapstoneYR. 
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products 
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. 
About DC Entertainment 
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. 
BATMAN, SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE, WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

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