SHADOW THEATER by Denny Robson


: Games and Projects
Age Range: 8 - 10
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 Hand shadows, jointed shadow puppets, and a brief puppet play are included in this visually attractive title in the ``Rainy Days'' series. Unfortunately, the directions for creating and operating the puppets are frustratingly brief: ``The songbird is made in two parts and is jointed in such a way that its mouth opens and closes as it sings. Use the pattern if you need help''- -but the pattern doesn't help, while the accompanying photo is too small to be useful. Directions for a lion tamer and for an orchestra that plays are also unduly complicated; the patterns provided are so small that only a skillful cutter will be able to follow the fine detail. Good ideas, but poorly realized.~(Nonfiction. 8-10)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-531-17270-8
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1991