Sunday, August 30, 2009

Painting the store More Folkmanis Puppet Info to Follow

I have been painting the trim on our building from a brown to a white. The base color of the building is not too bad, but we can not wait to have the trim changed to white. It took a bit to get approval to do this. We had a window to replace on one side of this 7 decade old building and we had to get city approval to replace it and approve the color. Then a permit to do the work. And the contractor had to get a permit to work in the city. A bit of a hassle, but easier to do that then to risk reprocussions in a small town. Anyway, we will have a much nicer looking facade once it is done. - Richard

Then I will be back to giving you more info on the Folkmanis puppets. We found a book to go with the Folkmanis Ferret puppet, but it will be a day bofore I can get it on the web.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Folkmanis Orange Tabby Kitten Puppet

The new Folkmanis Orange Tabby Kitten puppet is due in September 4. "Soft striped fur and wiggly whiskers adorn the Folkmanis Orange Tabby Kitten puppet. You can animate the legs and head of this kitten puppet to make her pounce and preen." Since the discontinued the gray tabby kitten puppet, this will be great to have to go with all of our children's cat books. She will be priced at only $12.80 on our web site.
This new Folkmanis Orange Tabby Kitten puppet is 8 inches tall, 10 inches long, and 7 inches wide (20.3 x 25.4 x 17.8 cm). Weighs 4.5 oz (0.28 lb, 128g)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

My Lucky Day book by Keiko Kasza and Folkmanis Pig Puppets

We have matched a great children's book with the Folkmanis Pig stage puppet and the Folkmanis Fox stage puppet. "My Lucky Day" children's book by Keiko Kasza.

"When a delicious-looking piglet knocks on Mr. Fox's door, the fox can hardly believe his good luck. It's not every day that dinner just "shows up." It must be his lucky day--or is it? Full color."

The Pig knocks on the door and supposedly is looking for rabbit. When the Fox opens the door, the Pig is invited in. But the Fox is thinking dinner. The Fox thinks, oh My Lucky Day.

The Pig convinces the Fox to clean him and fatten him up, and do many other things that completely tires the Fox out. When the Fox is exhausted, the Pig runs off gleefully with all the dinner fixings that the Fox worked so hard to make to cook with the Pig. The Pig thinks, oh My Lucky Day.

At home, the Pig sits down to a nice dinner, and wonders who on his list he should visit for his next meal - by accident? The Bear?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

New Folkmanis Hippo Puppet in stock 20% off

We have the new Folkmanis Hippo puppet in stock.

The Folkmanis Hippo Puppet was released August 2009.
"Everybody loves a big mouth---that is, when it belongs to this charming Hippopotamus puppet! With exquisite features such as a realistically contoured head, bewhiskered muzzle and speckled gray velboa fabric, she's also big enough make a splash with kids and collectors alike!"
Get one of our picks of children's books to go with the Hippo puppet.
We also have the Folkmanis Hippo Stage Puppet
18 inches long, 8 inches wide, and 8 inches tall (45.7 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm). Weighs 11 oz (0.69 lb, 312 g)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Folkmanis Puppets on Craig Ferguson Late Late Night Show on CBS

Have you heard about the fun on Craig Ferguson Late Late Night show on CBS using Folkmanis Puppets. Get the great white shark stage puppet and join the fun. Only $15.99 plus shipping.
Moveable mouth, plastic teeth, and you can even swallow what it bites! We have all of the Folkmanis puppets, so pick your favorite.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Folkmanis Squirrel Monkey due Aug 21

We will have the new Folkmanis Squirrel Monkey puppet in stock on Friday, August 21. We will also have the Folkmanis Hippo puppet and the Folkmanis Triceratops puppet.

The Squirrel Monkey puppet has bendable arms and a workable mouth. It is 12 inches long, 8 inches wide and 9 inches tall (30.5 x 20.3 x 22.9 cm). Get this new monkey puppet 20% off retail.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

We still have some of Mini Raven Finger Puppets and Cat Stage Puppets

Folkmanis is temporarily out of the mini raven finger puppets and the Folkmanis Cat Stage puppets. We have some of both and will have more later this month. Limited supply, so check out site soon.

We are adding the children's book "All the Way to Lhasa" that goes very nicely with the Folkmanis Yak Finger puppet. "Known for her luminescent "Grandfather Twilight," Barbara Helen Berger brings power to this memorable parable from Tibet. A young boy and his Yak overcome odds to get to Lhasa, giving inspiration to children to dream and reach for goals. Full-color illustrations." 32 pages with a dust cover. Reading Level 2.4

We also have A Lot of Otters written by Barbara Berger as well.

Friday, August 7, 2009

New Children's Books at Act II Books and Puppets

We just received the rest of the A to Z Mysteries Series - from F to Z.

We also got in books from the Serendipity series - watch for them on the website this weekend.

The Folkmanis Cat Stage Puppet is now in stock. It has very soft fur and moveable mouth and paws.

The reissued Folkmanis mini Raven finger puppet will be in stock August 10 along with the new Folkmanis Ferret puppet.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Folkmanis Cat Stage Puppet Due Wed Aug 5

We will be getting the Folkmanis Cat Stage Puppet on Wed, Aug 5. It should be purrrrrfect.

We have aded several new books to our shelves. The Magic Tree House Research guides that are companion books to go with the Magic Tree House series. These are 2nd and 3rd Grade books and provide facts, fun, photos and more things of interest to go along with the specific MTH books. "Hippo Not Amus" is a hardcover book about a hippo that sets out to become some other kind of animal.