Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Pirate Puppet

Pirate Puppet

Fall 2004 Toys
Ages: 5 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $14.00
Review:
A puppet with masculine appeal, this hand-sized pirate is designed so the puppeteer’s fingers can simultaneously move the head and both hands. Its eye patch, hook, knife, and attire (including “leather” boots) are all sturdy and durable for long hours of play. Use of this puppet can be correlated with stories and poems having pirates as their main characters. Some selected examples are as follows:

POEMS:

The Pirate (Shel Silverstein, in A Light in the Attic)
Pirate Story (Robert Louis Stevenson)

CHILDREN’S BOOKS:

How I Became a Pirate (Melinda Long)
Roger, the Jolly Pirate (Brett Helquist)
See Through Pirates (Kelly Davis)
Pearl’s Pirates (Frank Asch)
Erie Canal Pirates, The (Eric Kimmel)
Edward and the Pirates (David McPhail) Blackbeard the Pirate (classic)

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.

Look for this product at:
Folkmanis, Inc.
http://www.folkmanis.com
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