While Coleman may be a bit short to make a “Squatch dunk”, I will share that I did play on a church league basketball team when I was in high school many decades ago. Our team wasn’t the best in town, yet we all had fun playing together. I recall my best game, we were getting stomped on. Everything I threw towards the hoop went in. I had a “ball”. That’s what it’s all about!
Wump Mucket Puppets can bring LOTS of fun to your school, library. or special event. Please see our contact page to get in touch with us.
Summer is the busiest time of year for “road warrior” puppeteers, and children’s entertainers. We pack our vehicles with sound equipment, props, and puppets to travel the highways and back roads of America, sharing joy and with children.
For many of these kids, these shows are their first exposure to live theatre/performance art. I love hearing their small voices, as they enter the libraries, looking at my stage with anticipation and chattering, “It’s a puppet show, a puppet show!”
During the show, I can hear them talking to my puppet cast, responding to jokes, or giggling to the silliness on stage. The magic is working. The children are not looking at pieces of foam, fleece, or paper mache. They have entered the world of my imagination, populated by a Sea Serpent, a Sasquatch, and their fellow cast members. For the next thirty minutes, my young audience has temporarily left any worries of the real world behind. Their reward? A giggle, a song or two, and a happy memory of the day that they went to the library to see a puppet show. This memory is a treasure that they will keep forever.
We are thrilled to share this exclusive coloring page drawn by Cincinnati author/illustrator Mark Neeley: (click on image and print out)
Mark has been a friend of ours for several years and we are honored by his wonderfully playful art of the Wump Mucket Puppets. Please visit his website www.MarkNeeley.comto learn more about his books and art projects.
Be sure to share your finished coloring page on our Facebook page too!