Leading Kids to Books through PUPPETS

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With a simple envelope, or a paper cup, even a cereal box, you too can lead kids to literature through puppetry. Best-selling author Caroline Feller Bauer returns with more creative techniques to turn kids on to reading and storytelling through simple visual presentations and short, stimulating literary selections.

In Leading Kids to Books Through Puppets, the celebrated Bauer style once again means maximum fun for kids with minimum training, preparation, and cost. Bauer selects lively short stories, poems, and plays to perform and offers scores of recommended books for further reading. With easy step-by-step instructions, she demonstrates how to create puppets from catalogs, sticks, your own feet, animal crackers, shadows, and much more. She even outlines ideas for setting up a puppet stage.

Complementing Bauer's expert detail are the delightful illustrations of series artist Richard Laurent, whose whimsical work brings these puppets and props to life.

Caroline Feller Bauer

Caroline Feller Bauer (1935–2013) was a public librarian, professor of children's literature, radio personality, international speaker and performer, author of nineteen children's books and professional books about children's literature for adults, and a tireless cheerleader for literacy and storytelling.

"Puppets can be fun, and this book readily leads one into puppetry with children—even when there are no puppets... This book shows that, through the use of any material, once can lead children to literature through puppetry."

"Even the most reluctant performer will be encouraged by this practical, concise, easy-to-use book."
—School Library Journal

"Bauer has opened up a whole new field to be explored by amateurs and professionals to interest children in literature."
—Church & Synagogue Libraries