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Folkmanis® Collared Lizard Puppet

Folkmanis® Collared Lizard Puppet

Fall 2015 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $33.99

Young puppeteers could position this multicolored collared lizard puppet to mimic lying motionless on a rock, or engaging in scampering behavior, or depicting various other typical lizard actions. The exquisitely detailed design is pleasingly soft to the touch and visually enticing to all ages. Its multicolored body showcases colored bands around the neck, tiny sharp teeth, claws with five "fingers" and "toes," and many other authentic-looking features. The puppet's snug entry into the mouth/head area also has cavities for each of the forelegs, and an additional/optional choice is the extra pocket that allows a moveable tail.

Numerous age-appropriate web sites (such as can extend the puppet's use into the academic arena, thus compounding its value and fun.

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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