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The Great Smartini
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I've been thinking of adding the Axtell routine Reading is Treasure and have been wondering which puppet I should get to use with it. I like the dragon with smoke option but worry about having to refill it and having to purchase consumables for my show. I also like the elephant that squirts as this doesn't cost anything to operate. The other puppet I think is distinictive is the rat which doesn't do anything else but just has a neat look to it. I'm curious about which puppet folks would like for this routine and why. Thanks for your help with this!

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Smartini,

Axtell makes so many beautiful puppets. Deciding which one is best is very difficult. I feel it's a personal choice in many ways and much depends on your own style and personality. Since you mentioned a reading program, you might want to consider one of the book puppets also. I think they come in 2 sizes.

Good luck with your decision. Keep us posted and let us know when you decide. One good thing about it, it's hard to make a wrong choice!

Regan
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No matter which puppet you get your audience is going to like/love him/her.

I use Vern the bird with the Hiccups-Wide Open.

The Reading is Treasure is great. I may do that next year.

I probably want 10 puppets that Axtell sells.

I now have the Drawing Board's (large and small), Vern the Bird w/bird animated bird arm illusion and the Giant talking Book. I've never used the book though.

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The book puppet is great. Also, since "bugs" seem to be the "in" thing for '08, you may want to keep that in mind.
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I love the Duck puppet! I don't own one yet but I am hoping that they will have one I can look at at Kidabra. If I like it (which I am sure I will), I am going to get it!
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I can't decide either.

:(

M:C
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Pardon me, folks, for intruding.

Colman, how can you expect to keep your life units intact in the Bitterman Challenge if you can't even decide about puppets.

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If your show is about promoting reading I think it's important to have a puppet that the kid's can relate to so they're inspired to read. Therefore the obvious choice is a boy/girl puppet although it could well work with many puppets. A parrot would fit the theme.

George
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On 2007-07-30 15:20, thomas hastings wrote:
Pardon me, folks, for intruding.

Colman, how can you expect to keep your life units intact in the Bitterman Challenge if you can't even decide about puppets.

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Hastings! How dare yee cross the border!

Once I have chosen my puppet my insanity will return and together me and the axtell will beat the challenge!

M:C
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Matt, stop bringing your loony, surreal friends in from the NTF forum. They make a mess and they smell funny.
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I'm sorry, he wet himself over my superior alien humor.
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Inner Beings have no body fluids.

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I vote for that lil' board thingy and draw a book on it.
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FYI: I have the smoke breathing dragon and bought two extra cans of smoke. I have yet to replace the first can that was purchased and put into work in 2003. The cans last a pretty long time, provided you don't spray for 45 seconds at a time. It only takes a short blast to make the point -- one or two seconds max.

Get the dragon. You will LOVE it!

Of course, I also have and use the MDB, Possum, Hippo (VERY POPULAR with audiences), a bird, giant rabbit, and the turtle. They all share their own web site at www.RooseveltRat.com

--Julian Franklin
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I use Croco the Gator in my school and reading shows. I have been using him for 7 years now. I also have the book puppet. Find that you will work well with.

By the way Todd, Axtell will not be kidabra this year.

Ken
The Great Smartini
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Starting to lean towards the dragon...nice to know that the cans last so long! (Thanks for the info Julian).

If you haven't seen Ken's handling of Croco the Gator puppet you have to check it out on his library DVD...it just kills and I love watching it with my kids who are 6 and 9. Another puppet highlight is Terry Herbert's Monty the Monkey...again, just brilliant.
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I know how Ripley felt slowly backing out of the mother alien's egg chamber.

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MagicSanta
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Those puppets are so nice it is hard to pick one.
The Great Smartini
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On 2007-07-30 22:12, MagicSanta wrote:
Those puppets are so nice it is hard to pick one.


Thus...the thread! LOL
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I vote the dragon...I somehow feel that for you Great Smartini...
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