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Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys!

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ISBN13: 9780761158820
ISBN10: 0761158820
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I dare you to flip through Papertoy Monsters and not think, "Holy cow, this is perfect for [insert kid's name here]." Lurking within are 50 easy-to-assemble creatures, complete with detailed dossiers. Prepare to be enamored with the likes of Squidbeak, Rottenbottom, or Zombunny.
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Publisher Comments:

A breakthrough paper-folding book for kids-paper airplanes meet Origami meets Pokemon. Papertoys, the Internet phenomenon that's hot among graphic designers and illustrators around the world, now comes to kids in the coolest new book. Created and curated by Brian Castleforte, a graphic designer and papertoy pioneer who rounded up 25 of the hottest papertoy designers from around the world (Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Italy, Croatia, Chile, even Jackson, Tennessee), Papertoy Monsters offers 50 fiendishly original die-cut designs that are ready to pop out, fold, and glue. The book interleaves card stock with paper stock for a unique craft package; the graphics are colorful and hip, combining the edginess of anime with the goofy fun of Uglydolls and other collectibles. Plus each character comes with its own back-story.

And the results are delicious: meet Pharaoh Thoth Amon, who once ruled Egypt but is now a mummy who practices dark magic in his sarcophagus. Or Zumbie the Zombie, who loves nothing more than a nice plate of brains and yams. NotSoScary, a little monster so useless at frightening people that he has to wear a scary mask. Yucky Chuck, the lunchbox creature born in the deepest depths of your school bag. Plus Zeke, the monster under your bed, Nom Nom, eater of cities, and Grumpy Gramps, the hairy grandpa monster with his very own moustache collection.

Review:

"Twenty-five 'papertoy' artists contribute 50 original monster designs made of colorful cardstock that can be punched out and glued together to form three-dimensional cartoon characters, each with its own quirky backstory. The menagerie includes the tentacled OctoPup, who devours small boats; Yucky Chuck, a serrated-toothed 'mutant lunchbox monster'; and Lester Rottenbottom, a teacher-turned-mad-scientist. The designers' enthusiasm for their subjects should inspire readers to invent their own monsters on the blank templates provided. Ages 9 — up. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

From Papertoys, the Internet phenomenon that's hot among graphic designers and illustrators, now comes to kids in the coolest new book.Papertoy Monsters offers 50 fiendishly original die-cut designs that are ready to pop out, fold, and glue. Each character comes with its own backstory.

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About the Author

Brian Castleforte is an artist and graphic designer who has created cutting-edge graphics for Nike, Sony, Warner Brothers, MTV, and others. He is also the creator of nicepapertoys.com, the first and only papertoy social network. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two (real) puppies.

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Cecbalea, June 14, 2013 (view all comments by Cecbalea)
My roommates and I spent so much time putting these together and we enjoyed EVERY MOMENT of it! We still have them all displayed on a shelf and had even hung them on our Christmas tree. It was the perfect bonding activity! I wish I had more children in my life to gift this book to. Just get this book.. You WILL love it.
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Max, December 4, 2012 (view all comments by Max)
This is full of awesome (and awesomely cute) monsters. You fold on the dotted lines and glue and voila. I gave it to some 8 year olds who thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. They enjoyed it so much I gave it to my father and brother last Chanukah, and they loved it too. There are a variety of levels of difficulty in the book, ensuring that there's a monster for everyone!
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emilyannevan1, March 7, 2011 (view all comments by emilyannevan1)
I am a teacher at a school for kids who have bevahioral issues. It is rare that I get a chance to see the kids sit and really focus on an activity, this book is one of the rare moments that I can see them sit and focus. Also, when my boyfriend broke his leg he enjoyed doing them. So weather your a kid with attention issues, or an adult whos stuck in bed, this is a book full of enjoyable activities.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761158820
Author:
Castleforte, Brian
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Other:
Castelforte, Brian
Author:
Castelforte, Brian
Subject:
Crafts for Children
Subject:
Papercrafts
Subject:
Children s Activities-Crafts
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
124
Dimensions:
11 x 8.63 x 0.81 in 2.31 lb

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Product details 124 pages Workman Publishing - English 9780761158820 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I dare you to flip through Papertoy Monsters and not think, "Holy cow, this is perfect for [insert kid's name here]." Lurking within are 50 easy-to-assemble creatures, complete with detailed dossiers. Prepare to be enamored with the likes of Squidbeak, Rottenbottom, or Zombunny.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Twenty-five 'papertoy' artists contribute 50 original monster designs made of colorful cardstock that can be punched out and glued together to form three-dimensional cartoon characters, each with its own quirky backstory. The menagerie includes the tentacled OctoPup, who devours small boats; Yucky Chuck, a serrated-toothed 'mutant lunchbox monster'; and Lester Rottenbottom, a teacher-turned-mad-scientist. The designers' enthusiasm for their subjects should inspire readers to invent their own monsters on the blank templates provided. Ages 9 — up. (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , From Papertoys, the Internet phenomenon that's hot among graphic designers and illustrators, now comes to kids in the coolest new book.Papertoy Monsters offers 50 fiendishly original die-cut designs that are ready to pop out, fold, and glue. Each character comes with its own backstory.
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