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Six Classic Children Books You Can Tell With Puppets

Puppets can serve many purposes, but one of the most fun ways is using them to tell stories. Since they can take on any personality the owner gives them, puppets can become some of your favorite characters and in turn, help children easier understand various concepts from different stories. To give parents and teachers some fun ideas of stories to tell, we've provided six classic children's books, that can all be recreated and told using various puppets from our wide selection.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (1969)

This classic children's story from author/illustrator Eric Carle tells the story of a young caterpillar who hatches from an egg and develops quite an appetite. When he eventually fulfills his hunger, he weaves a cocoon and becomes a butterfly.

Parents and teachers can use our 12” Caterpillar / Butterfly Puppet to tell this traditional story and educate children on how they grow into adults.

Corduroy (1968)

Don Freeman wrote and illustrated this classic kids book, which tells the tale of a lonely bear who’s stuck in a department store, until a little girl comes and buys him, then takes him home to be best friends.

Parents and teachers can use our 28” Teddy Bear Puppet to help tell this famous tale and teach their kids the power of being loved.

Guess How Much I Love You (1995)

One great story about how much a father and his son can love each other is this classic tale for toddlers, from author Sam McBratney and illustrator Anita Jeram. In the book, a young rabbit tells his dad all the different ways he loves him.

Parents and teachers can use our 6” Rabbit Finger Puppet to serve as the child and our bigger 8” Rabbit Puppet as the father to help explain the power of positive reinforcement.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (1967)

Another famous children’s book from illustrator Eric Carle is this classic picture book, which he made with author Bill Martin Jr. In this timeless tale, the story simply asks various animals what they see and starts with a friendly brown bear.

Parents and teachers can use our 15” Long Sleeved Bear Puppet to start off the story, then any of our other Animal Puppets and Mom & Dad Puppets to finish it.

The True Story Of The Three Little Pigs (1989)

In Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s retelling of a classic children’s story, the big bad wolf tells his side of the tale, repositioning himself as the good guy and clearing his name for good.

Parents and teachers can use our 15” Wolf Puppet and three of our 6” Pig Finger Puppets and to tell this kids classic about different sides to a story.

The Velveteen Rabbit (1922)

In this classic story from author Margery Williams and illustrator William Nicholson, a young boy gets a small sewn rabbit for Christmas, which ends up becoming his favorite toy. However, when the boy gets sick, he is taken away from the child, but eventually turned into a real rabbit by a magical fairy.

Parents and teachers can use our 15” White Rabbit Puppet to tell this story of overcoming obstacles.

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