Uh oh. See that cat? The one
with the bum eye, playing the fiddle for pennies
by the bus stop? Thats Lucy. Better check
your wallet and hide your pet fish, cuz
shes bad news. Dont let that sad tune
fool you -- shes been giving the slip to
the Constable since she was lapping sour milk
from an old tambourine with the rest of her
unfortunate litter. Shes in with that
shifty band of alley cats who caterwaul behind
the music shop at all hours of the night. On
Thursdays they hold closed door Knitting
Club meetings. Thats what the sign
says anyway. Lucy is 11 inches tall and has
movable arms. He is available here by himself or
in a PUPPET
SET with five of his companions.
Lionel Lion is not your average
lion lounging around the jungle while his
favorite mate brings home a wildebeest to serve
for dinner... No, you won't see Lionel standing
on an outcropping of rock looking down at his
subjects below. Not interested in pursuing his
heritage as "King of the Jungle,"
Lionel migrated to London here he went to Oxford
and majored in business applications. Now the
successful CEO of a large railroad company
(electric, of course), Lionel is looking toward
retiring "away from it all." Perhaps,
he confides, "... on an outcropping of
rock..." somewhere in a jungle, far, far
away. While Lionel is a Giant of Industry,
here he is only 12 inches tall. Our Lionel Lion
has a very expressive movable mouth. Click on the
image to see a more detailed picture of Lionel.
Grandson of the famous lion who
roars at the beginning of motion pictures,
Lampwick was named after his father Lampwick Lion
who stared in the local San Jose, California
children's morning TV show: "Hocus
As Leon likes to point out to
just about anyone who will listen, lions are
generally known as "The King of
Beasts." Adding to Leon's prominence, is the
little known fact that most packaged goods carry
his trademark somewhere upon them (ie. Tear along
the dotted Lion). Leon is 10 inches tall and,
no.. he doesn't come with any dots!
The "King of Beasts"
is well represented by this up and coming new
actor from the Broadway play: The Lion King
(c). In fact, Leonard is so good at acting
that you won't believe that he is just a 13 inch
tall Hand Puppet. If he choses to do so, he may
convince you he's a 15 foot alligator... or maybe
a 5 inch parakeet! He's THAT good.
There will be cuddly fun all
day with this sweet LITTLE LION Hand Puppet.
Click on image for a larger view.
Ted here likes to tell people
that he's a thespian because of the startled look
he gets. He then goes on to explain that means
'actor' and that's his profession. His most
famous role was in television when he starred as
the "Put a tiger in your tank!" tiger
for a major oil company. He says it was a bit
cramped and his fur smelled of gasoline for
months afterward... but it paid well. Our
Theodore Tiger is 12 inches tall and has a very
expressive movable mouth. Click on the image for
a more detailed picture of Ted.
People are always asking Twiggy
how he got his black stripes and his answer is
always truthful and simple: "I was born with
them!" So one day Twiggy decided to spice up
the story a bit and see if anyone caught on. He
said that he was born with back fur and on his
first birthday his mother gave him a paint set.
Since the prettiest and brightest color in the
set was orange, that's the color he decided to
paint his fur. Of course his mom was very upset
with her new orange colored son so she took him
to the river where she scrubbed him with soap and
sand for three whole days trying to get the
orange paint off. Unfortunately, she could only
get small stripes of the orange off and so that's
why Twiggy says he looks like he has orange fur
with black stripes. Twiggy is 10 inches tall.
Terry's dad, Ferocious Tiger
and his mom, Voracious Tiger, in keeping with
family tradition, named their infant son Terrible
Tiger. And, as often happens with such labels,
they soon prove to be quite inappropriate.
Terrible was anything but terrible. A more
cuddly, lovable, polite vegetarian there never
was and because no one could say his name and
keep a straight face, everyone agreed to call him
by his nickname 'Terry' instead. Still, Terry
does retain one family trait and that's his
WHITE TIGER #32004
As most of you know, cats do
not like the rain... mostly because rain is so...
wet! Big cats are really no exception to this
rule. Of course, big cats like Thunder Tiger
here, often go fishing by splashing out into
rushing streams and scooping fish right out of
the water... but no-one says they have to like
doing it. On the contrary, Thunder would much
rather have his fresh fish (with tartar sauce and
a lemon wedge on the side) served to him on the
nice, dry, bank of the stream . Thunder is 12
Named after his
favorite TV show 'Crusader Rabbit', Rags has been
fond of rabbits ever since he was a little tiger
cub and was adopted by a family of fluffy bunny
rabbits. Even though Rags soon found that he
could out-hop and out-run his half-brothers and
sisters, he didn't do very well at what most
fluffy bunny rabbits refer to as 'their main
calling' which is to offer baskets of colored
eggs to children during Easter.* Every time Rags
would say "Happy Easter" the children
would run and hide because it sounded so
ferocious. It is unfortunate that in tiger
language, "Happy Easter" sounds almost
exactly like "I'm Going to Eat You." As
a result of this, Rags now only speaks when you
pat his head.
This puppet has a Sound Box
hidden inside. Just press the back of his head
and Rags will speak to you! If you are brave
enough to hear Rags speak right now, press the
button under his picture.
The lion (Panthera
leo) is one of the four big cats in the genus
Panthera, and a member of the family
Felidae. With some males exceeding 550 lb)
in weight, he is the second-largest
living cat after the tiger. Wild lions currently
exist in Sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia with an
endangered remnant population in Gir Forest
National Park in India, Our beautiful Hand Puppet
Lion exists right here in The Puppet Gallery and
is 10 inches tall and 16 inches long. He can open
his mouth but a puppeteer will need to provide
the roar! Click on picture for a larger and more
LION CUB (3045)
Born with brown spots as
protective camouflage, the MOUNTAIN LION CUB is
well suited for a solitary existence. Our hand
puppet, however, is too adorable to resist with
its sweet expressive eyes. Imagine it mewing for
attention with its movable mouth and you'll want
to adopt this big cat baby as your own! He is 21
inches long, 6 inches wide and 10 inches tall.
Click on the picture for a larger view.
The cheetah is the only
feline with non-retractable claws and pads so
they cannot grip things. This means that they
cannot climb vertical trees, but they can reach
easily accessible branches. The reason for this
difference becomes clear when you note that the
cheetah has by far the fastest land speed of any
living animal between 70 and 75 mph and
has the ability to accelerate from 0 to over
62 mph in three seconds. Can you imagine
what a stuck claw could do here? Our Cheetah Hand
Puppet is 19 inches long and 12 inches tall and
has a movable mouth. Click on image for a
Feline fans don't care much
about superstition when it comes to the new Black
Cat puppet. Stretched out and ready for playtime,
this cool kitten has sleek, short, ebony plush
with movable mouth and front legs. Intense eyes
convey that this cat means business to any who
dare cross its path. Our Black Cat Hand Puppet is
20 inches long, 5 inches wide, 6 inches tall and
very sweet and gentle. Click on his
picture for a larger view.
This white cat was known in the
neighborhood backyards as "Scrappy the Dog
Grinder" but after being adopted and renamed
as "Fluffy Puffysuff" he sort of
dropped out of circulation. Scrappy... um...
Puffy is 12 inches tall with movable paws.
One day these three Domestic
Shorthairs decided to form a group and break into
show business. They practiced their tunes for
many nights before testing out their talents on
real live people. Everyone at the audition was
very polite and clapped loudly. But the problem
is... no one ever wants to hear them sing a
second time. Go figure? On the left is Tony
(NP8074M), in the middle is Perry
(NP8076M), and on the right is Bing
(NP8073M). Each is 15 inches long.
Soft striped fur and wiggly
whiskers adorn this 8 inch tall Hand Puppet.
Animate the legs and head of this kitten to make
her pounce and preen. But be careful--she'll hold
onto whatever she can grab and that might just be
FOLD KITTEN (2989)
Fancy the latest cat to the
clowder: a sweet faced Scottish Fold Kitten. A
newly popular and distinctive breed, this puppet
features unique folded ears and a rounded face
with large, broad-set eyes that convey this
kitty's need for affection. Play with the
moveable mouth and front paws of this white and
blue-grey beauty and you'll see that she is a
purr-fect companion! Our Scottish Fold Kitten
Hand Puppet is 12 inches long, 6 inches wide and
10 inches tall. Click on the picture for
a larger view.
This cutesy-wootsy kitty-witty
pretty much gets anything it wants. The moment
you put your hand into this 12 inches tall Hand
Puppet, it'll snatch your heart too.
Ahhh... nothing more calming
and loving than a pet housecat in it's natural
habitat: your finest upholstered cushions and
pillows. This Hand Puppet is 26 inches long.
Always dressed to the nines,
this natty catty is ready to step out on the
town. Our TUXEDO CAT puppet has a movable mouth
and front paws that bring him to life like a real
cat - full of curiosity or seeking a lap for a
nap. He is 21 inches long (to tip of tail, of
course), 6 inches wide and 7 inches tall. Click
on picture for a larger view.
CALICO CAT (06663)
pink bow and golden jingle bell (a mouse warning
device, of course), Esmeralda is 11 inches tall.
Fingers can make her front legs and head move.
Her mouth does not open (also good for the mice).
Looking deceptively like a
domestic cat, the bobcat remains wild at heart as
it hunts through the night for prey. This Bobcat
puppet features a movable mouth, dark tufted ears
and the dark stumpy tail that gives it its name.
This Hand Puppet is 15 inches tall.
Create your own Cat Hand Puppet
with this puppet kit which includes: Plush puppet
body Cut-out and glue fabric puppet parts,
Non-toxic glue, Instructions, Animal facts and
puppet show ideas, Stage scene ready to color,
Movable mouth - Package Converts to Puppet Stage.
You'll need: Child-safe scissors & color
crayons. Click the image to view larger.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-Small
Parts. Not for children under 3 years.