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Cobra in Basket Puppet

Cobra in Basket Puppet

Fall 2004 Toys
Ages: 5 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $35.00
Review:
"It's REAL!!" will be a reaction from all ages when a puppeteer begins the slow coil of the cobra as it emerges from its basket. The intense eyes, "sharp" teeth, moveable mouth, and forked tongue enhance its realism, and the crafty design allows ample freedom for the user to completely recoil this viper into its basket cache.

This puppet's credible appearance expands the range of age appeal, thus allowing young listeners to enjoy the puppet with literature selections such as There's a Cobra in the Bathroom (in Kalli Kakos's book of poems, If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand) to selections appealing to older listeners, such as The Attack of the Sea Cobra (in Ed Ferrell's Strange Stories of Alaska and the Yukon).

Dr. Flora Joy   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Flora has been described as a “founder” in the world of storytelling. The following are a few examples of programs or events that she began: (1) Storytelling World, an international journal for which Flora has continued to serve as editor since its first issue in the 1980s. This journal is currently part of NSN’s Storytelling Magazine. (2) The Annual Storytelling Resource Awards Program, (3) The National Storytelling Youth Olympics, and (4) The Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling at ETSU (where she taught for 41 years and is currently a Professor Emeritus). She has won many prestigious awards, including NSN’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Folkmanis, Inc.
http://www.folkmanis.com
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