Detailed instructions for giving puppet shows, including constructing puppets, and generating a script, then managing rehearsals, staging, and even special effects, tickets, and refreshments. By incorporating her information in a story about three brother pigs cooped up on a rainy day, Watson cleverly provides a reason for giving methods of varying difficulty for different ages: there's a sock puppet that can be assembled with glue for the youngest pig to make, while the more elaborate jaw puppet made by the eldest requires sewing. Always, Watson emphasizes that these suggestions can be combined in any fashion that suits the puppeteers' talents and original ideas. Some of the construction techniques, especially for the stage, are more difficult; occasionally, Watson suggests adult help for safety or added competence. Clear, well organized, and cheerfully illustrated--an excellent resource.