Friday, March 21, 2014


Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played With Puppets.
By Kathleen Krull
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
Published by Random House
Copyright © 2011

“Can you tell me how to get… to Sesame Street.” There are very few children in America who have never encountered Sesame Street or other odd looking puppets. And this is due in part to the vision and artistry of Jim Henson.

“The Guy Who Played with Puppets” is a simple biography of Jim Henson the man who helped bring puppets to the mainstream and keep them there. So many of us begin our you lives with the likes of Big Bird and Elmo on Sesame Street and we reveled in the silly humor of the Muppets, who are still going strong. Jim Henson was a visionary who even helped bring “Jedi Master Yoda” to life in the original Star Wars Trilogy. Jim Henson truly was a visionary, and his legacy still lives on as many of his creations are still going strong.

This book is a great introduction to Jim Henson. It also provides a list of written sources and websites where students can find out more about creative genius.

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