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Eastern Chipmunk Puppet

Eastern Chipmunk Puppet

Spring 2011 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $19.99

This lovable petite chipmunk puppet could become a pet substitute for a young child. The mouth and front paw openings may be used separately, and most children could easily switch their fingers from "paw gesturing" (via openings into the front legs) to "spoken actions" (by moving two fingers into the inner mouth openings), although the latter is slightly tighter and more difficult. This toy could be transformed into a "shoulder buddy" (a stuffed animal that resides on the owner's shoulder and occasionally engages in pretend conversations). The puppet's attached information offers chipmunk facts and a brief story about how the chipmunk got its stripes. Children will delight in the possibilities of enjoyment and learning.

Dr. Flora Joy   ©2011 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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