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Folkmanis® Mountain Lion Cub Puppet

Folkmanis® Mountain Lion Cub Puppet

Spring 2015 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $43.99

Cubs are cute. Lions are scary! In the hands of a playful child, a Mountain Lion Cub puppet can be both. This plush full-bodied puppet has space for a hand insertion that includes extensions into the front paws and into the mouth. Though this space would be cramped for big hands, small ones will have enough wiggle room to create varied animal expressions. This toy's realistic features (combined with the provided facts of interest) can help turn this cub into a meaningful science experience. When the puppet isn't being used as a toy, children will easily transform it into a fun cuddly friend.

Dr. Flora Joy   ©2015 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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