Step by step directions for making a marionette of your own, that reveal the author's happy absorption in her specialty. The introduction describes the characters she has made and the rugged individuality each display and there is plenty warning that it is not child's play to make one yourself. The directions have been tested on an amateur and chance of misunderstanding or lack of clarity have been cleared up. The model chosen for charting is a clown, but the pattern can be adapted easily. The instructions for creating movement, character, too are easy to follow, so that this should prove a hobby as well as a how-to book. Specialized but with a definite audience.