Leading Kids to Books Through Puppets

Leading Kids to Books Through Puppets

by Caroline Feller Bauer, Richard Laurent

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Even the most reluctant performer will be encouraged by this practical, concise, easy-to-use book. Bauer never loses sight of the reason a librarian would use a puppetnot just to entertain, but to link readers to books. She explains how to use puppets to introduce a wide variety of literaturepicture books, of course, but also nonfiction, poetry, folklore, riddle books, and biographies. She also explains how to use different types of puppets: stuffed animal puppets, rod puppets, shadow puppets, simple homemade puppets, and commercial puppets. The book includes numerous scripts, stories, and rhymes to use in puppet shows, as well as lists of recently published books that can be introduced by a puppet. Finally, there's a useful appendix of puppet resources. This book is even more useful than Bauer's previous title, Leading to Kids to Books Through Magic (ALA, 1996). Its suggestions are less labor intensive than the earlier book and adaptable to more types of literature. Leading Kids to Books Through Puppets really lives up to the series title, "Mighty Easy Motivators"even the busiest librarian can dip into it for ideas for booktalks, storyhours, and school visits.Penny Peck, San Leandro (CA) Public Library

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American Library Association
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Mighty Easy Motivators Series
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.54(d)

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