Christmas Origami with Shoko

Published by Art Market Australia Pty Limited

This book by Ms Aoyagi is perfect for anyone wanting simple, festive designs. The 60 page A4 book is ring-bound and uses landscape format, allowing easy access to the diagrams, which have been neatly and clearly drawn by Justine Pitt. All the usual suspects are present, Santas, snowmen, cards, present boxes, angels and so on. There are ideas for presentation and plenty to do for younger folders. Some of the projects use glue, but it is in keeping with the intended age range.

Shoko herself is a member of both the BOS and NOA (for whom she is a qualified origami instructor). She works as a concept designer and producer of commercials in Tokyo. In places, the language is a little stilted and might benefit from the odd bit of anglicising, but this is a minor carp and I wish the author every success. Many thanks to the publishers for a review copy, sent to the BOS library.