Author Archives: wvstoryteller

About wvstoryteller

Storyteller and retired librarian with over 10 years experience in children's programming and 15 years experience as professional storyteller. Created a successful puppetry troupe for teens that continues today, and wrote many scripts for the group.

Three Recommended Books for the Librarian Puppeteer

Looking for something new to add to your puppetry resources? Here’s some titles you might want to consider: Puppet Mania by John Kennedy. 2004, North Light Books. Recommended for beginner and intermediate puppeteers by a former Muppeteer. Good coverage of hand … Continue reading

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Ritual

Humming birds, Kettle on the boil, Sprinkler spritzing, Cat swaying on the rocker, Indian flute notes, wind chime harmony, a gentle breeze ruffles my hair. Day begins.

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WHY THE BEAR HAS A STUMPY TAIL

A puppet play for winter Adapted from a Norwegian folktale by Betsy Bybell Characters: Bear (with long furry tail attached with velcro) Fox Rabbit Raccoon Beaver Moose Props: String of fish Silver or gray material for river Long furry black … Continue reading

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Twas the Night Before Christmas

A Puppet Play Adapted by Betsy Bybell Jake: (enters singing) Jingle bells … Annie: Shh, please be quieter, Jake, I’m trying to read this book. Jake: How can you read at a time like this? It’s snowing, Christmas is coming … Continue reading

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Welcome to puppeteer and storyteller Betsy Bybell! Betsy submitted a timely puppet show script, along with two others I will be posting in the next few days. Thanks, Betsy! If you have an original script you would be willing to … Continue reading

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A Puppet a Day!

Can you imagine making a new puppet every day? What a challenge! But A Puppet A Day is doing exactly that for the 365 Project. Do have a look at the many ideas she has come up with so far, … Continue reading

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Bring Back My Booker!

by Nancy Whetstone  (Puppets:  Librarian, Bookworm, Booker the Book.  Props:  a telephone)  (Bookworm is onstage crying.  Librarian enters.)  Librarian:  Why are you crying, Bookworm?  (Bookworm sobs.)  Librarian:  What in the world is the matter?  (Bookworm wails.)  Librarian:  Please tell me … Continue reading

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