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

CHICKEN puppet

CHICKEN puppet

Fall 2010 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $33.99

While chickens aren't necessarily considered "cuddly," this puppet has considerable charm and personality via its soft and fur-like texture. Nearly life-size, it can be manipulated with two hands (or three, with another puppeteer)--with one hand in the mouth/head area and one or two hands positioned in the wings. Each wing has five finger areas, giving the performer more expression choices. The two spindly legs, although not designed for actual support, offer additional visual appeal. Other meticulous details, such as the comb and tail feathers, distinguish this puppet. Children will be drawn to this novel toy, and they can have a blast while performing puppet shows for family and friends.

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.

Look for this product at:
Major, Specialty & Online Retailers
Museum Stores
Folkmanis, Inc.
Book Stores

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