Review: Puppet Play

Schoenbrun, Diana. Puppet Play: 20 Puppet Projects Made with Recycled Mittens, Towels, Socks, and More. Riverside, NJ: Andrews McMeel, 2011. (Grades 4-Adult)

Schoenbrun is an accomplished puppeteer as well as an author and illustrator. Detailed illustrations, color photographs, patterns, and complete directions for creating twenty different projects are included in this volume. The creations require no extradinordinary skills and can easily be completed by most middle grade children with adult supervision. Perhaps best of all, the projects are cost efficient, being made largely from recycled materials. The basics of puppet creation and how to write and present an original puppet show are covered clearly and concisely and will encourage users to branch out and design and create their own masterpieces. Teachers and librarians will enjoy sharing these designs with children and will find them to be a springboard for creativity.

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About kstreet245

I'm a teacher librarian with Norman Public Schools and adjunct instructor for children's literature at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies. I've been married to Ken since 1975, and we have two wonderful children, both married. We have no grandchildren, but instead are "owned" by three dachshunds. We are active members of Country Estates Baptist Church in Midwest City, OK, teaching Sunday School, playing handbells, keyboards, and percussion, and singing in the choir. I enjoy reading, crafts, travel, and nice, long naps when I can work them in!
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