"How To Make Puppets and Teach Puppetry", was written and illustrated by Margaret Beresford. Instructions are given for the making of glove, string, rod and shadow puppets as well as stages and the use of puppets. The book contains a group of puppet plays for children of various ages. This first edition, second printing was published by Mills & Boon, Limited and copyrighted 1968. Black and white illustrations and patterns accompany each section on the making of puppets. The middle of the book contains eight full page, black and white photographs of puppetry in various settings. The book is divided into two sections -- About Puppetry and Puppet Plays Written and Acted by Children.
Puppet making instructions include:
Simple glove puppet
Glove puppet with papier mache head
Animal puppets from waste material
Curtains and stages
How to make papier mache
How to Make and manipulate string puppets
...and much more
This hard cover book is complete with its dust jacket. The book has grey cloth boards and a red and black illustrated jacket. The book is in very good condition with clean pages and a tight spine. The dust jacket is good/fair with some chipping and small tears along the top and bottom edges. The book measures 8 3/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches and will be shipped Media Mail unless otherwise requested.
A wonderful vintage puppet book if you are thinking of introducing your children to puppet theater or just want to have some fun with pretend play.
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