Monday, April 23, 2007
Now Here's A Celebration...
...you've probably never heard of--National Day of Puppetry. It's coming up this Saturday, April 28. Quite coincidentally, we are having a puppet show here at the library tomorrow. Cinderella: A Woodland Fairy Princess will be performed by Gerwick Puppets. Gerwick Puppets are sponsored by our friends group, F.L.O.W.--many thanks to them!
Since this is April vacation week for Windham's kids, you might want to stage a puppet show of your own this week. Here are some books from our children's collection that could get you going on your puppeteering adventure:
Dunleavy, Deborah. The Jumbo Book of Drama. [J 792 DUN]
Mahlmann, Lewis. Plays for Young Puppeteers. [J 812 MAN]
Wallace, Mary. I Can Make Puppets. [J 791.5 WAL]
Watson, N. Cameron. The Little Pigs Puppet Book. [J 791.5 WAT]
This slim book covers the complete puppet show process, from making puppets, to staging the show, to making up tickets and a program, and, includes recommendations for refreshments to be served!
Zimmerman, Erika. Shadow Puppets for Children. [J 791.5 ZIM]
If creating a show is too much for you, you can still read a story or two about puppets:
Collodi, Carlo. Pinocchio. [J COL]
Gauch, Patricia Lee. Poppy's Puppet. [JP GAU]
And here's something else you may not have thought of--if you make sock puppets with your kids, you'll be able to use up those laundry orphans!
Posted by KURIOUS KITTY at 6:05 PM