Thursday, November 15, 2012
Papertoy Monsters: 50 Cool Papertoys You Can Make Yourself by Brian Castleforte
Like monsters? Wish they weren’t quite so large and dangerous? Have I got the book for you! Paper Toy Monsters is a treasure trove of so-ugly-they’re-cute miniature monsters you build yourself. Armed with a little time, some glue, and a lot of patience, you can craft an army of tiny, full-color monsters with names like Lil Vamp, Wolfman Joe, and Halloweeny. Rated “easy” to “advanced,” there’s a monster for everyone. Once you’ve worked your way through all of the artist-designed monsters, there are templates for you to design your own!
Not only is Paper Toy Monsters a craft book, it is a wonderful introduction to the features of nonfiction texts and technical writing. With a table of contents, headings, subheadings, pictures with captions, and multi-step directions, there is plenty of information for students to explore. --Regan Schwartz
Castleforte, Brian. Papertoy Monsters: 50 Cool Papertoys You Can Make Yourself. New York: Workman Publishing, 2010. Print.