Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Fall 2010 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $19.99

The "Facts of Interest" document attached to this puppet states, "Chimpanzees express many emotions with their faces and calls. They are very affectionate: they kiss, hold hands, and even tickle each other." This charmingly engineered creature emanates affection, and it practically emits its own loveable expressions through its entrancing design. The hand/finger positions offer choices of manipulating either the mouth, the two arms, or a combination thereof. An automatic hand position of many first-time users of this puppet is the shy, "cover-the-eyes" stance. Giggles then follow, as do numerous additional and expressive gestures. Such a captivating creature can provide opportunities to fascinate, entertain, and educate children for long periods of time.

Dr. Flora Joy   ©2010 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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