I've meant to write this review for a while now. All the Dinosaurs, Animals, and Bug origami models I've folded and photographed for this site so far come from John Montroll's books.

According to Wikipedia, John pioneered the modern origami approach where each model is folded from a square sheet, with no cuts and no glue.

Like, probably everyone, I tried some origami way back when I was in school - I had a book, or borrowed one from the library, and remember making a couple of different boxes. And then I never thought of it again until a few years ago, when I got a random square flyer through the door, and after a quick google, folded it into a crane. I learned a couple more models in this way, and as I was enjoying it, I ordered some 'proper' origami paper and a couple of books.

I was fortunate to have stumbled across John Montroll's Origami Dinosaurs for Beginners at this time. This book completely blew my mind - the designs were much more intricate than the other models I had tried. The instructions are well laid out and clear. The book has 21 Dinosaurs designs, including a Tyrannosaurus, a Triceratops, and a Stegosaurus. I'd highly recommend this book.

Since then, I have got two additional John Montroll books - Perfect Pet Origami and Bugs in Origami.

The models in Bugs in Origami are genuinely magnificent - but I struggle to make them - they are quite a bit harder than the Dinosaur models. As I was struggling a bit with these, I got Perfect Pet Origami. The Perfect Pet Origami models are a little bit harder than the Dinosaurs models but are mostly easier than the bug models.

Both the Bug and Pet origami books are well laid like the Dinosaur book, and as a pleasant addition, each model is given a difficulty of two, three, or four stars.

At the moment, the Pet and Bug books are keeping me busy. But John Montroll has many more books - and in the future, I'll no doubt pick up another one.