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Folkmanis Finger Puppets

Folkmanis Finger Puppets

Spring 2011 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $9.00
Review:

This exceptionally delightful trio of miniature creatures consists of a puppy, a monkey, and a sea dragon.

The sea dragon is less familiar to young children, and its product information provides several facts about sea dragons and a related poem. The puppet's ribbed body fabric and leaf-like nylon appendages suggest realism, and they will intrigue those unaware of this creature's characteristics. Puppeteers may use separate hands in each of the two finger openings (one for the sea dragon's front body and one for its back/tail) to negotiate more fluid swimming impressions.

The puppy and monkey radiate charm and charisma in their petite embodiment. With one of these puppets on the right hand and the other on the left, a child can experience "double pleasure" with language arts fun.

Dr. Flora Joy   ©2011 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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