EMERYVILLE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Feb. 12, 2004 Folkmanis puppets are the perfect toys. These low-tech, time-tested,
award-winning toys are educational, captivating, and lovable. They teach social skills,
fine and gross motor skills, early language development, and more.
Folkmanis puppets are used as teaching tools, during therapy sessions, and for role and
creative play. But the most important thing that makes Folkmanis puppets the perfect toy:
kids love them, therefore play value is endless. They become a child's favorite plaything
and a lovable companion for life.
Continuing its longtime, award-winning
tradition, Folkmanis -- the world's foremost puppet maker -- has brought another
assortment of puppets to life with superior innovative and creative designs that children
and adults will love.
Here are some highlights at the American
International Toy Fair.
PINOCCHIO -- This 30-inch character
puppet has a finger-controlled growing nose, hinged knees, workable arms, and moveable
mouth and tongue. Ages 3 and up. S.R.P.: $44.
GENIE IN LAMP -- All the magic and wonder
of the classic tale come to life with this shiny, 16-inch lamp and hidden genie. Ages 3
and up. S.R.P.: $35.
TROLL WITH HEDGEHOG -- This puppet stands
17-inches tall and features a moveable mouth; soft, plastic-clawed toes; untamed hair and
workable arms. Troll comes with a detachable finger puppet hedgehog. Ages 3 and up.
JACK RABBIT -- It's hard to tell this
21-inch, super-soft puppet from the real animal. Movable front legs and mouth, and cute
rabbit nose, this rabbit will jump into the hearts of all who pick him up. Ages 3 and up.
YORKSHIRE TERRIER -- A spectacular
replica, this pint-size pup measures 13-inches -- about the same size as his real-life
model -- and has a moveable mouth and ear pockets. Ages 3 and up. S.R.P.: $20.
MY FIRST BARNYARD PUPPETS & SOUNDS --
SOFT BOOK -- Folkmanis' award-winning tradition continues with its fourth soft,
interactive, hands-on baby novel. The Barnyard book contains four animal puppets designed
for adult and baby-sized hands and four sound boxes. Birth and up. S.R.P.: $50.
Folkmanis(R) Puppets are recommended for
ages 3 and up and are available at specialty toy and gift stores, science/nature museums,
zoo and aquarium gift shops, thousands of independent toy and gift stores, and specialty
retailers nationwide. BABY FOLKMANIS(R) puppets are for ages birth and up. For information
go to www.folkmanis.com, or contact Teresa Klein - 925-377-8557; 415-377-8557.