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Rooster Puppet

Rooster Puppet

Fall 2012 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $39.99
Review:

Get a wake-up call in your family by letting the children shout a loud "Cock-a-doodle-doo" and blame it on this beautiful Folkmanis puppet. Realistic in many ways, this soft creature is adorned with honey spurs, a bright red comb, and convincing "feathers." The hand opening also allows one finger to be inserted into the lower half of the beak for "conversation," cackling, or both. This puppet may be used with a variety of children's books, such as Eric Carle's Rooster's Off to See the World or Amy Poole's How the Rooster Got His Crown. Included with the puppet is an attachment offering facts of interest and a brief story about a rooster.

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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