From time to time there have been a # of posts asking for book recommendation for making fondant &/or gumpaste animals, figures etc. I found this book at my library and thought it was rather well done so I'm posting the info for anyone who might be interested
Title; Fondant Modeling for Cake Decorators
Sub title: 100 fondant features to top off a special cake
Author: Helen Penman
It is published in 2011 so it's current and does a good job of presenting direction and pictures.
It is out of England - Squires Kitchen - so a couple of the projects are somewhat not for American decorating but still the majoriety are.
The same author also published this in 2011:
100 Fondant Models for Cake Decorators: Designs for Special Celebrations by Helen Penman. Amazon has them both.