Tuesday, October 18, 2011

finger puppet mayhem

Yes, it has come to this.  I can't help it. When we purchased finger puppets from IKEA I laughed out loud at the random assortment of animals that came in the package. These were not your "typical" animals. Great for expanding minds, but not so good for parents trying to create noises (ok, the parrot was fun).

I submit below Exhibit A: IKEA Finger Puppets



We have some regulars, a bunny, a lion, an elephant and a frog. Then we get a bit weird with a parrot, a shark (currently my "noise" for this is just the Jaws theme song), a turtle, a panda bear, a moose and a mouse. And the combination of animals hitherto only found at zoos is not the only piece of distinction. Let's zoom in on Little Bunny Foo-Foo.

Exhibit B: Demon Bunny Foo-Foo



This may be because albino rabbits have pink eyes, but on this particular specimen, it looks evil. Field mice everywhere are scattering in horror. I feel as though perhaps this is the 21st century version of Little Bunny Foo-Foo: "little bunny foo-foo hopping through the forest, scooping up the field mice, lasering their tiny heads."

Figuring out appropriate animal noises is going to be tricky enough; now I have to make up a new story song to sing about little bunny foo-foo and the good fairy (played by the lion).

1 comment:

  1. Hahahaha this post made me laugh pretty much all the way through. C'mon now, Mice go "squeak squeak", not that odd of a finger puppet... You can name the moose Grandpa R after dad blowing his nose :) The Jaws theme is classic for the shark, love to hear what noise you come up with for the panda bear. And you're right, that bunny looks demonic. Creepy!

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