?This book lives up to its title in a joyful way. The novice should be inspired to try it....The experienced puppeteer/storyteller will enjoy the attention to detail in sharing how to mix the stories, the puppets, the children, and staging to get the most out of intimate storytimes.?-The Puppetry Journal
Want to use puppets in storytelling but think you lack the confidence or talent? Then this is the book for you! Jan VanSchuyver explains how you can enliven storytelling and book sharing without fancy productions or complicated puppets. Her hands-in approach includes scripts and ideas for group activities accompanied by tried and true techniques for creating and using puppets to introduce books, lead songs, and tell stories. Problems with and solutions to working with children, whose reactions are often unpredictable, are an integral part of this resource.