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  • Foreword
  • Symbol Key
  • Origami Characters:
    • The White Rabbit
    • Alice
    • The Dodo
    • The Walrus
    • The Lizard
    • The Caterpillar
    • The Duchess
    • The Cheshire Cat
    • The Hatter
    • The Gardener
    • The Queen
    • The Flamingo Mallet
    • The Mock Turtle
  • Credits

Title: Alice in Wonderland Origami
Author: Pasquale D'Auria
Format/Publication Date: HC:2017
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc., Mineola, NY
Language: English
Page Count: 128, 42 illustrated sheets
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 12" x 9"
ISBN: 0486820963

SUMMARY- First edition was produced by NuiNui(Switzerland) in 2016. I would love to tell you who the illustrator was, but the only credit they gave was to "Le Studio" - as though there were only one of THOSE around. All I could find out was that this one was in Vietnam. Grrr. It is a big peeve of mine when artists don't get credited - of any stripe. That became a sore point for me cataloging women's crafts. The big thread companies were big on crediting the photographer and props providers. They were big on crediting everyone but the person who designed the patterns that the booklets were about. It is also a problem in women's craft magazines - and you can still find it today.

This book excerpts heavily from Lewis Carol's "Alice in Wonderland" and is profusely illustrated throughout by an unknown artist from Vietnam. The story periodically stops for an origami break, and you can fold a figure from the stories using the preprinted papers that came with the book. The folds are simple enough I think a kid could follow along(I know I can, because I did a couple!). Without the preprinting, most would not be recognizable as the characters, though(identification relies on the art, not the origami). "Alice in Wonderland" was one of my favorite books growing up, so grabbing a copy of this when it came out was a no brainer for me(that means I have all the sheets of paper intact!) I usually prefer origami books where identification rests solely on the origami itself and not on the artwork, but this one charmed me anyway.