A Northern 3 Bear’s TalePosted by Suzanne, on December 10th, 2009

I was at Border’s bookstore today and got sidetracked from my Christmas shopping with a display of Jan Brett books. Her ‘Three Snow Bears’ book is a delightful snowy land version of the traditional goldilocks, but with 3 polar bears, and an inuit girl (I think) with her dog sled. I love her books, and her illustrations spark my imagination. This would be a perfect winter puppet show, full of all the elements of delight needed for a visual story. If you have not had a look, have one now!

My finger puppet book has a polar bear pattern which can be adjusted for the three sizes…easy easy to make www.junipertreepuppets.com go to books. Sometimes you only need the visual focus of one or some of the puppets in a story to hold the children’s attention. In this story, the three polar bears would be just right!

Here is a fabulous link to Martha Stewart’s tutorial for needle felting a polar bear