Like the above, this talks at the child (""the next time you go to church,"" etc.), but since the text is mostly direction rather than suggestion the tone can be more readily overlooked. Also, the two-color illustrations are adequate for demonstrating the instructions. After being advised of the versatility of paper, the child is taught the techniques of fastening, folding, cutting and curling--largely so that he can go on to make paper people and portraits, birds, animals and bugs (in the manner of display decorations). There are brief sections on shadow and paper bag puppets, on cut-out pictures and three-dimensional buildings. None of this is very fresh, but it's easy to follow. The decision is a matter of demand.