Easy Origami by John Montroll is an easy-to-follow guide for those who love folding paper but are new to the ancient art of origami. Its diagrams and instructions are clear for beginners (including kids). Easy Origami includes 32 projects ranging from animals, to containers, to flowers. Definitely give the penguin a go; it's one of our favorites.
Mr. Montroll is an acclaimed paper artist and origami master. He has written numerous guide books on origami, ranging from the basic frogs to complex horses. He currently lives in Washington, DC. Easy Origami was originally published by Dover Publications in 1992.