Submitter: The puppets in this book are the stuff of nightmares. The one positive thing I can say is that the directions and illustrations are clear and easy to follow, but this book is well overdue for an update.
Holly: Ohhhh, puppets. Our readers have strong feelings about them. Honestly, I’ve seen worse, but this is hanging out in a youth craft collection, so an update would be great. 1994 doesn’t seem so awfully long ago, but it was 23 years ago as of this writing. That’s a generation of people, so the kids it was purchased for are now bringing their kids to the library. That “Crown Prince” puppet, pictured below, looks like King Friday! Cute.
Also, what’s the guy with the arrow on the horse doing on the cover? That doesn’t seem to match the puppet theme.