Thursday, April 14, 2011

"This Little Chick" Board Book and Folkmanis Puppets

This Little Chick Board Book

I have been remiss in not listing "The Little Chick" book earlier.  It is a cute board book in full color with simple text and lots of barnyard sounds that the little kids can say out loud as the story is read.  It's a good book to get them interested in flipping pages and looking at a book. We have matched the book with the little Folkmanis chick finger puppet that is soft and yellow.  Just the right size for this book.

Folkmanis Chick Finger Puppet
I listed this book thinking of Spring.  It has been somewhat wet and cold this month on Whidbey Island, so this makes me think of warmer days to come.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Folkmanis Leafy Sea Dragon Puppet and Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent book

The middle of the week is often quiet in Langley where we have our store, so I thought I would start a little series of chats about books we have matched with the newer Folkmanis puppets.  The Folkmanis leafy sea dragon finger puppet is about 10 inches tall (25 cm) and has a yellowish green body. There are extensions from the body that look like attached seaweed. While Folkmanis doesn't have a big sea dragon puppet anymore, just the sea serpent stage puppet, this finger puppet goes nicely with "Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent" by Bill Pete. We like his stories as they are simple and have a purpose in their message.

"Once upon a time there was a giant sea serpent named Cyrus. To look at him he was very frightening and formidable and fearsome, but actually he was very gentle. Instead of committting horrible deeds, he wandered peacefully around the ocean; instead of wrecking ships and eating people, he nibbled on sardines." The story goes on to tell how he went looking for a ship on the seas to show he was rough and tough. Follow this funny story of adventure with the Primrose ship and their encounter on the high seas.  A great read aloud book for younger kids from ages 4 to 8.

Monday, April 11, 2011

"Little Beaver and the Echo" Children's Book Back in Stock

"Surprises are in store for a lonely little beaver who hears another lonely voice across the lake and sets out to find a friend." The book is ideal for reading aloud to younger kids -  Booklist. 

We just got the softcover book ""Little Beaver and the Echo" children's book " back in stock.  It has been out so long that I had dropped it from my database.  But Tess ordered from an alternate warehouse when she noticed this was available again.  She really likes this book for the beaver puppet. It is pretty inexpensive as books go, just $6.99 retail.  We don't have any wild beavers on Whidbey Island that I have heard of lately, but I know it is a familiar critter and goes well with our Folkmanis beaver finger puppet.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

"My Monster Mama Loves Me So" and Folkmanis Blueper Puppet

My Monster Mama Loves Me So
Folkmanis Blueper Monster Puppet

We just got in a new children's book that I just had to share, "My Monster Mama Loves Me So" children's book by Laura Leuck by Laura Leuck and illustrated by Mark Buehner. This soft cover book is economical at $5.94 and is perfect for the popular Folkmanis Blueper Monster puppet.  My grandson will love this for sure.

We have also added other new children's books and have all the latest Folkmanis puppets.  Check out our what's new page.