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and the Princess
Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful
Princess who was so vain that she used to spend
each day gazing at her reflection in the waters
of the old well. The frog that lived in the well,
Prince Fletcher by name, tried to get the curse
that had changed him into a frog reversed by
kissing a beautiful Princess. But every time
Fletcher broke the surface of the water to
approach the Princess, the ripples in the water
made the Princess' reflection look very ugly, so
she always screamed and ran away. This situation
posed a difficult problem for Fletcher which he
ultimately tried to solve by diving down to the
bottom of the well and retrieving some of the
gold coins that had been thrown in by tourists
making wishes. He then placed the coins on the
edge of the well where the Princess would see
them the next time she returned. When the
Princess arrived, she saw the coins and bent over
to pick them up, allowing Fletcher the element of
surprise. He leapt from the water and planted a
kiss firmly on the Princess. Several things
happened simultaneously. The Princess screamed
and tried to run... but the frog on her shoulder
exploded into a Prince... and the full weight of
a man in that position toppled them both into the
well where Fletcher, unaccustomed as he was to
hands instead of flippers, was unable to arrest
their fall. Fletcher quickly discovered that
being a Prince at the bottom of a well was not as
desirable as being a Frog at the bottom of a
well... especially with a screaming, choking,
gargling Princess flailing all about. This would
have been the sad end of the story had not the
King earlier noticed his daughter's obsession
with her reflection in the well and was just
returning from the glassware shoppe with a new
mirror for her bedroom. As he headed through the
courtyard, he first saw the gold coins on the
edge of the well and then heard the cries for
help coming out of it. When he peered down into
the well, he was so startled by seeing his
daughter down there with a strange man, that he
accidentally let the mirror go and it crashed
down into the well. Luckily it was a cheap mirror
and no one was hurt too badly. Fletcher and the
Princess did marry eventually... and they lived
happily ever after too... if you don't count the
Princess' aversion to anything shiny... water,
mirrors, glass, metal and so on. Fletcher is 12
inches tall and ready to be kissed!
Ferret fans will love this
beautiful slinky and butter-soft FERRET! Slip
your hand through the opening in his chest to
work his mouth and let him weasel a smile out of
you. Additional rear pocket for extra wriggling!
This Hand Puppet is 11 inches tall.
#NP8204 Tree Frog
These Hand Puppets are 11 to12 inches long.
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#NP8215 Cape Ghost
Once upon a
time, there lived a beautiful Princess... no,
this isn't the Princess... this is the Prince...
uh... frog. Never mind... we've printed the whole
story in the box to the left in case you would
like to review the details of what exactly
happened between the two of them. Fletcher here
is 12 inches tall and ready to be kissed!
Warty insists that he's a frog
and not a toad and that he got his name because
of a mix-up with his birth certificate at the
Frog Pond Hospital. His name was supposed to be
Marty but they got the M upside down. These
things happen. Our Warty Mc Ribbit stands 12
inches tall and has a very expressive movable
mouth. Click on the image to see a more detailed
picture of this... um... Frog.
Flash here earned his name in
the video game business. Yes, he was the frog who
dashed across the 8-lane highway avoiding heavy
speeding vehicles. He was fired after only two
days when he turned white with fear over being
squished... and the game company wanted a green
frog, not a white one. Unfortunately all of the
replacement frogs that the game company tried to
hire also turned white, some just upon having the
task explained to them. Ultimately, the game
company asked Flash to return to the job but he
declined explaining that he was "too
yellow" to try that again. Flash is 14
inches tall and has a movable mouth and legs.
Click on the picture to see a larger more
This Hand Puppet is 10.5 inches
tall. Click on picture for a larger view.
Bring on the silliness! Our
LITTLE FROG Hand Puppet is fun and full of
laughs. He is 4 inches long, 4 inches wide, 5
inches tall and has amovable mouth and legs.
Click on image for a larger view.
Found in swamps and lakes all
over North America, bullfrogs are also known for
their appearances in folktales and storybooks.
With a soft green textured body and a generous
belly, this easy to animate BULLFROG PUPPET can
be a talkative storyteller, a naturalist or a
good friend to cuddle with. This handsome fellow
is 7 inches long, 6 inches wide and 8 inches
tall. Click on picture for a larger view.
Gangly arms and legs make this
friendly LONG LEGGED FROG puppet ready for
hopping good fun! Animate froggy's big mouth to
croak and sing like a frog from your favorite
story or fairytale! He is 6 inches long, 7 inches
wide and 9 inches tall. Click on picture
for a larger view.
Did you hear the one
about the three frogs who walked into a bar? The
fourth frog ducked. (Get it? Ducked
under the bar.) Ha, ha. Meet Funston frog, an
aspiring stand-up comic (however he doesn't stand
up as pictured). He is 12 inches tall and, with
his new material, is a shoo-in for the Tonight
Show. What does a frog eat? Whatever bugs
him! Ha, ha. Okay, Funston... that's
enough for right now. Click on his
profile photo for a larger view.
Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" is an
1865 short story by Mark Twain. It was his first
great success as a writer and brought him
national attention. The story has also been
published as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping
Frog" (its original title) and "The
Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."
Our Jumping Frog Hand Puppet is 15 inches
long. If you give him a squeeze, his legs spring
out as if he were jumping. Click on
picture for a larger view.
Create your own Frog Hand
Puppet with this puppet kit which includes: Plush
puppet body Cut-out and glue fabric puppet parts,
Non-toxic glue, Instructions, Animal facts and
puppet show ideas, Stage scene ready to color,
Movable mouth - Package Converts to Puppet Stage.
You'll need: Child-safe scissors & color
crayons. Click the image to view larger.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-Small
Parts. Not for children under 3 years.
FROGGERS IN SPACESHIP #2837
Whimsical and easy-to-use, our
Frog in Spaceship Hand Puppet takes fantasy
across the galaxy. This long-legged Frog is so
simple to operate, kids and adults won't want to
put it down. Simply insert your fingers like
putting on a spacesuit glove and when you wiggle
them Buck steers his spaceship (and flops his
legs) which we understand is frightening to
aliens. Buck flies a unique, one-of-a-kind
spaceship created from soft, shiny silver fabric.
Our Frog in Spaceship is 13 inches long, 11.5
inches wide, 7 inches tall and completely out of
Leopard frogs, which are
also called meadow frogs and grass
frogs, were once abundant in North America
and Canada, but their population has declined in
recent years because of pollution and
deforestation. This Hand Puppet is 15 inches long
and has stretchable legs and a workable mouth.
This hand puppet is 11 inches
tall and has a movable tongue. Click on
the picture for a larger view.
#NP8218 American Toad
#NP8219 Marine Toad
These Hand Puppets are 11