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Enchanted Tree Puppet

Enchanted Tree Puppet

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

Have you ever felt the forest "talk to you" when you were on a hike in a dense woods? Maybe Folkmanis had planted an enchanted tree on your trail! This unusual and mysterious puppet has one large arm opening at the bottom that leads to the options of six finger cavities for the manipulation of the branches and two additional "jaw" openings for talking. The character also has realistic brown eyes, a greenish moustache, leaves, and a red and white mushroom growing from one branch. An inside grooved pad behind the eyes may be moved in an up-down position to change the "eye contact" for the tree. Children can begin using this puppet with the attached tree story and "branch out" to endless possibilities for fun and learning.

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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Folkmanis, Inc.

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