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Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played with Puppets

Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played with Puppets

Spring 2012 Non-Fiction
Ages: 5 & Up
Author: Kathleen Krull
Illustrator: Steve Johnson
Illustrator: Lou Fancher
ISBN: 978-0-375-85721-8
Hardcover Price: $16.99

The Muppets are having a renaissance of sorts and the TV show Sesame Street is still popular with the pre-k set. But how many of us know much about the man who started it all, Jim Henson? This picture book biography by Kathleen Krull opens us up to the life and dreams of Henson and the evolution of his puppet empire. Adult and child readers alike may find it interesting that Henson agreed to be part of Sesame Street because he felt that TV could be a good influence, providing some comfort during the turbulent late 1960s. This is a worthwhile choice for Muppet fans or those who enjoy biographies.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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