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Baby Platypus Puppet

Baby Platypus Puppet

Fall 2014 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $25.99

The soft cuddly fur on this baby platypus will make a long-lasting playmate for young children. A small hand can easily slide into the puppet pocket, but openings to manipulate the upper and lower bills will need a little practice to master. The leathery-looking feet add credence to this winsome critter, and the attached tag offers both facts and a tongue-twisting related poem.

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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