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This is a new collection of origami animals folded from dollar bills. As the author points out, dollar bills are not only universally available, the paper they are made from is some of the best folding paper around (the Bureau of Printing and Engraving estimates the paper can be folded back and forth more than 4,000 times before tearing!).
The process both attracts and holds an audience's attention with intrigue. And, perhaps most important of all, unlike balloon animals, an animal folded from a borrowed dollar bill will never bring tears to young child’s eyes by breaking. This book does not pre-suppose any prior experience with origami, but begins by introducing the most basic folds before teaching the figures.
Dare's animals include a standing cobra, a striking cobra, a camel, a giraffe, a dachshund, a bull, a rabbit, a bat, a parrot, a seahorse, a seal, a dolphin, a penguin, a lizard and a dragon. The book's illustrator, David Petty, former General Secretary of the British Origami Society, contributes a beating heart, an elephant, a money tree and a beautiful abstract design made from four bills ("money modular").
The book also includes the traditional bowtie, shirt and shorts made from bills. A bibliography and contact information for origami societies in the USA and United Kingdom are included as well. All the completed figures are shown in black and white photographs and dozens of clear illustrations teach the folds.
Perfect bound, 48 pages.