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Flamingo Puppet

Flamingo Puppet

Spring 2006 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $30.00
Review:
Animal strutting can reach new heights with this flamingo puppet. Two rings are sewn inside the puppet cavity for ease in manipulating the head and long neck in a rocking motion. Hidden magnets inside the wing tips can “lock” them together without using an extra hand, but the wings also have openings for optional finger manipulation (when “unlocked” wings are desired). With only a few minutes' practice, an untrained puppeteer can maneuver the dangling legs/feet in a fashion that mimics a walk, thus adding to the strut. The luscious pink furry and feathery fabrics on this unique bird will charm children of all ages. Included printed information offers facts of interest about flamingos, followed by a legend explaining why the flamingo is pink.
Dr. Flora Joy   ©2006 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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