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Frog Prince Reversible Puppet

Frog Prince Reversible Puppet

Fall 2009 Toys
Ages: 5 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $40.00
Review:
The masterful and clever construction of this reversible puppet would wow audiences of any age! The golden-crowned and velvet-attired prince has stitched (instead of painted) facial details, leather-looking boots, and a shaggy head of black hair. The frog's "skin" is a furry-looking polyester. A zippered enclosure allows the storyteller to completely hide one of the two characters (beginning with the prince already hidden), although this takes several seconds to stuff the frog back inside after he is transformed into a prince. [Our young tellers just chose to let the frog "hang out" rather than the do the intricate stuffing.] There are hand openings for each of the two characters, although the one for the prince was a big tighter. A condensed version of the traditional story is printed on the product tag.
Dr. Flora Joy   ©2009 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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