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

Bow Tie Penguin Puppet

Bow Tie Penguin Puppet

Fall 2011 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $22.00

The soft construction of this irresistible puppet will entice all ages into playful fun and entertainment. The opening for the puppeteer's hand allows two fingers to enter the flipper sections (for gesturing) and two into the mouth area (for talking). The mouth can be opened wide enough to "bite" the flippers, thus allowing a wide range of puppet expressions and movements. A red gingham bow tie projects a different flair to the character's persona. An attached story about a penguin waiter-turned-comedian will entice young learners to compose and perform other stories with penguin characters.

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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