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Owlet in Tree Stump Puppet

Owlet in Tree Stump Puppet

Fall 2014 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $27.99

This unusual combination of a tree stump and a baby owl hand puppet makes both an inviting toy and an enticing learning tool. The puppeteer's hand enters through the base of the tree, and four fingers may extend into the owl's head and wings, thus offering a wide range of movement and expressions. The related story on the attached tag is one of many that may provide curriculum connections as children enjoy this puppet. Who-o-o-o knows just how much fun this baby owl can provide!?

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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