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Piglet Puppet

Piglet Puppet

Fall 2012 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $27.99
Review:

Could this creature be the youngest pig from the story The Three Little Pigs? Or is it a young "Wilbur" from Charlotte's Web? Charlotte would certainly want to save this soft, cuddly critter from a possible early demise. The hand opening contains two finger slots for the manipulation of both upper and lower jaws, thus allowing this young pig to "talk" with the children or help tell stories such as Maurice Sendak's Higglety, Pigglety, Pop! or Audrey Wood's Piggies. A fact sheet and a piggy poem are attached to the puppet. Children of all ages will enjoy this very appealing toy.

Dr. Flora Joy   ©2012 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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