Using puppets with young children

by Ingrid M. Crepau and M. Ann Richards

The authors set out their proposition that working with puppets is educational and inspirational. The book is well-illustrated with lots of instructions on puppet-making, creating performances, and samples of dialogue. The illustrations are delightful, as one might expect. I used them in creating the chapter openers to suggest life and fun, and to compliment the cover design. The layout and design is fairly complex with all of the illustrations, photos, charts, and dialogue. I laughed every time I opened the file to work on it.

Specifications: 8.5 x 11 trim size, 232 pages, softcover. Cover design by Laurie Ingram Duran. Published by Redleaf Press, St. Paul MN, 2003. Contact: