Friday, January 20, 2012

Puppet Mania by John Kennedy

This book is full of the most amazing ideas about puppetry that I haven't seen before. Some of the puppets could be made with very little expense and with limited resources such as the Coaster Creature, whilst others like the Running Rabbi,t are quite elaborate. It's going to be a very handy book for me as I am planning an animation unit and a puppetry unit this year. The Bottle Bugs made from bottles and a glove are amazing and don't appear to be overly fussy. There's a really interesting chapter on how to convert an old bear into a puppet which I will definitely be looking into. Overall, this is a very creative book with designs requiring varying levels of skill.

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