I did not know how to make even a single paper airplane (not one that would fly, that is) before buying this book. It saved a rainy weekend with a house full of family. The planes last longer if the ground is dry, but the adults, children and dogs all had a blast flying these beutiful, graceful and fast airplanes. You will not believe that "The Hurricane" can can fly until you try it for yourself.
The directions consist of illustrated steps clearly showing each fold. Even though my 4 year-old nephew was still too little to make a plane for himself, he sat riveted. He picked which paper to use (included), looked at each picture, watched me fold and helped crease the paper. Then we ran outside together to show everyone the tricks our planes could do in the sky.