I've decided to do an occasional series on my handpuppets, starting with Billy, who was my first. Judy Stoughton, my boss at Russell Library in Middletown CT asked one day if I wanted to try puppets. "No. I don't use puppets." I was adamant. "Let me just give you a quick lesson." Famous last words. I was hooked.
Name: Billy Turtle
Creator: Leslie Larson of 'And Puppets
Construction: Velour and corduroy
Disposition: Sweet and gentle
Favorite food: Grasshopper, though he gets the hiccups (similar to Peeps, who will be profiled later).
Billy came to all of my preschool storytimes at the library. He made the segues between stories and songs and was also comic relief at times. His mother was a box and his father was a snapping turtle. He says he likes to wear turtlenecks.
Do you have any questions for Billy? He's happy to answer them!