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Sequoia Tree Wildlife Play Set (Sierra Club License)

Sequoia Tree Wildlife Play Set (Sierra Club License)

Fall 2005 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $40.00
Review:
What tales a tree could tell if only it could talk! Here, its voices are those of the young owners as they create a forest of stories. Realistically constructed with specially designed bark and grass fabrics, this tree has an opening beneath the base that allows the entire tree to be maneuvered as a hand puppet. Seven accompanying forest critters with easy finger-puppet openings allow a wide variety of possibilities for exploration. Attractive adornment (such as mushrooms, grass tufts, animal habitat holes in the tree's base and upper trunk, or mossy "grass" at the ground surrounding the tree) provides added incentive for extra hours of play and scientific inquiry.
Dr. Flora Joy   ©2005 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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