Narwhal and Jelly Finger Puppets
What’s better than a toy based off a book? A version you can use as a puppet to act out the scenes while you read, of course!
Madeline recently got into Narwhal and Jelly as part of our growing love for chapter books and early graphic novels. So when we saw that we could read these books while the characters played along, we were really excited! They’re such a fun way to expand on the reading experience, and in our case, a great way to include her baby sister in reading time by making it also play time. (It’s especially essential for us, because on the whole, little sister is vehemently opposed to me reading stories to big sister.
These puppets are the perfect distraction for her jealousy. She’s excited about them and feels included in something that is otherwise not really about her).
Something I also really love about these is the fact that while they are finger puppets, they are still big enough to just feel like stuffed animals. A kid could easily take them to bed and not immediately lose them in the covers or in the space between the wall and the bed for days on end. They have a substance to them, whereas your average finger puppet is pretty much a limp bundle of cloth when not in use. I’m really impressed with these and the girls love them!
Soft, stuffed-animal style bodies. Cotton-stuffed insides and tight fabric overlap for the finger puppet portion on the Narwhal makes him a huggable and sturdy puppet. Firm but flexible construction of Jelly makes him huggable without losing his shape. His tentacles are made of what seems like a thing nylon rope material that is soft, and great for tickling baby faces. No easy to remove parts. Very kid friendly. Captures the spirit and likeness of their book counterparts.