Monday, September 15, 2008

Who's going to Brazil with me?

That is, which of my puppets, not which of my friends, will stow away in my luggage next week?

Trixie, definitely. Certainly the baby (no, she still doesn't have a name). Mavis has been begging to be allowed. Those three are shoe-ins. Trixie will take her giant toothbrush and will brush her hair with it. The baby will pop her binky out of her mouth. Mavis will talk on her tail-aphone. The poor little bug on the wall travels well, so he'll join us.

Who else? Kay, a.k.a. the old lady who swallowed a fly? She would be good, but she's big and has lots of snacks in her lunchbag. It depends on how much space I have in my luggage.

The Gunniwolf has been feeling a bit left out (and also slightly out of frame). He'd like to go on the trip, I'm sure. He--and his story--is quite good with young children.

Maybe Stephanie, who is the puppet I use when I tell Robert Munsch's Stephanie's Ponytail. She doesn't look like Stephanie in the book, but she has great hair (ignore my finger in the photo).

Any opinions?


Faith said...

Will they be in your carryon luggage? If so, will you be holding up the line in screening as you tell stories to the TSA inspectors?

Mary said...

Can you use the Gunniwolf or Stephanie in other stories than their dedicated ones? I think Kay might be too big.

Re baby names: It's too late to name that baby! She'll always be The Baby to me.

PriscillaHowe said...

I almost always take one puppet in my carrion luggage, even if I'm not going on a storytelling trip--you never know when a puppet might come in handy. The TSA inspectors rarely have time or a sense of humor to appreciate them, though they're often visible. Their loss.

I can tell both "The Gunniwolf" and "Stephanie's Ponytail" without the puppets. Neither one fits any other stories. Hmm.

Nah, I'm not planning on naming the baby--it's just that people do sometimes ask.

Granny Sue said...

I have a better idea--leave the puppets at home and take me!