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

Grunting Pig Puppet

Grunting Pig Puppet

Spring 2014 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $29.99

Could this be Wilbur from Charlotte's Web? . An unusual and playfully realistic grunting sound may answer that question. . The literature connections can easily be established, and the factual details (several of which are included with the puppet) may be used as a starting point for many conversations. The hand pocket on this precious porcine puppet has finger openings for each of the front legs, plus two more for manipulating the pig's upper and lower jaws. The outer fabric (gray spots on a pink base) is soft and cuddle worthy.

Dr. Flora Joy   ©2014 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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