Interview – Puppeteer Matt Turner

I am very excited about this week’s guest on Questions To Inspire.    It is time for another puppeteer interview, this time with Matt Turner!

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Hey Matt, good afternoon!  Go ahead and tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?

I started puppeteering when I was three years old when I got Bert and Ernie puppets for Christmas. I did my first puppet show when I was nine for my sister’s third birthday. I then did shows for my church, middle and high school and more birthday parties. I then went to the University of Connecticut and majored in Puppetry. Now I work at Walt Disney World as a puppeteer.

What is your favorite part of doing puppet work?

I enjoy performing as different characters that I wouldn’t be able to do as a human. Also I enjoy the challenge of bringing an inanimate object to life.

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You have worked on the Disney Junior puppet show (before it closed) for how long?  What was your favorite part about that?

I performed in the show for six years. Some of my favorite things was being able to bring to life some iconic characters and meeting and performing with some great puppeteers.

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What advice would you give someone who wants to learn how to be a puppeteer?

I would say study puppeteers, try to take puppeteering workshops, talk to other puppeteers, and learn the basics of puppet building . Always be open to learning and growing as a performer.

And if you want to learn how to make puppets and learn how to puppeteer on camera you can always come to Beyond the Sock workshop http://www.beyondthesock.com.

What are you currently doing as a puppeteer?

Right now I’m performing in three different shows at Walt Disney World. I perform in The Muppets Present Great Moments in American History, The Voyage of the Little Mermaid, and The Festival of the Lion King. I also do some outside of Disney puppeteering when I have time.

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What Muppet/Sesame Street character best describes you and why?

I think I am a mix of Kermit the Frog and Ernie. I think I am mild mannered and reserved like Kermit but when I feel like it I can be mischievous like Ernie.

Thanks Matt for taking the time to answer a few Questions To Inspire others and thanks everyone for reading Questions To Inspire and check out some of our other interviews!  See you next time!

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Artwork

This is it, we are finally in countdown mode. We are just a few short months away from the release of I Want A Pet Turkey! Our illustrator, J, is working hard on finalizing the illustrations. I am preparing on the kickstarter rewards and working on the publishing and marketing pieces. We are in the thick of it. I wanted to share some awesome behind the scene artwork for you though so you can keep up with what is going on.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

Paper Bag Puppet – Snake

Paper Bag Puppet – Snake

Please enjoy a free craft from Moose Egg Productions.  Now you can make your very own paper bag puppet of a snake.  Please send us a picture of your kiddos finished puppets  so we can post them on our gallery!

Enjoy!!!

Interview – Children’s Author Tara Lazar

Today we are talking to children’s book author – Tara Lazar.  Tara has written some really amazing children’s books.  One of her books, 7 Ate 9 (The Untold Story), has already been released and she has another book coming out June next year, Your First Day of Circus School.

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Please tell us a little bit about yourself and what made you want to become a children’s author?

Yesterday I was listening to a podcast about the human genome, and how many of our personality traits are embedded in our DNA, so the person you are as a child is essentially the person you are as an adult, shaped with wisdom from experience, of course.

When I was a child, I loved to write. I cannot explain it. It was coded into my DNA, I imagine. When my teacher announced it was “creative writing” time, I jumped out of my seat and yelled “hooray”! If she told us to write a hundred words, the class groaned, but I asked for more. That feeling of being excited to create never left me.

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Being a children’s book author is what I always wanted to do, but I am also a pragmatic person. I wanted to be independent as a young adult, and I knew being an author would not necessarily pay the bills, so I got a good-paying job after college graduation. Then I got married, had kids, and because I had saved money, I was able to stay home to take care of them. That’s when I finally had the time and opportunity to pursue my goal of publication—about eleven years ago.

That is very wise of you to do something practical, but still hold onto your passions!  So what was your favorite book growing up?

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. I still get this fluttering in my tummy when I see the cover and recall how excited I was to read that book as a child.

Please tell us about the importance of children’s literature and what it has meant to be a part of this industry?

Children’s literature fosters creativity, imagination and problem-solving skills. Plus, reading well is a solid predictor of a child’s future success. Encouraging a love of reading in young children starts them off on a successful path in life. I love being a part of that.

I was at a book festival this weekend, and a young girl saw LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD and began jumping up and down in excitement. Her mother wanted to see all the books at the festival before buying anything, so they left. Later, that same girl came running back to my table and grabbed the book with the biggest grin on her face, eyes shining. That moment is what we authors live for.

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So, if someone asked you for same wisdom about being a children’s author, what would you say to them?

Keep writing new stories.

Sometimes aspiring authors revise the same story over and over without moving onto something else. Unfortunately, some stories will never sell, no matter how much you rewrite them. Getting published in picture books isn’t just about the writing—it is about your story concept, your illustrative potential, a publisher’s existing list of books, many other factors.

You will probably never sell that first story—I don’t think anyone ever has—so thank it for the things it taught you and tuck it away. I truly believe you grow and improve with each new manuscript you write. It took me dozens of attempts to finally produce something worthy of publication. Writing new work is key.

I want to talk about your latest book, 7 Ate 9 (The Untold Story), what was the inspiration behind the book?  Tell us about it and where we can pick it up at?

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I read a friend’s middle-grade novel, called SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE, and marveled at how the title was a joke punch line. I tried to think of an elementary school joke whose punch line I could use for a title. Then the riddle “Why is six afraid of seven?” hit me. Because 7 ATE 9!

I imagined a frightened 6 visiting a Private “I” because he feared his days were numbered. When I sat down to write the story, the puns leapt out of me, one after another. I couldn’t stop them! My kids kept groaning, so I knew it was a winner!

Finally, our last question, and it is a very serious question – would you rather be able to fly or walk through walls?

Fly…because I’d save a lot on airfare.

Ha, still very pratical!  Thank you so much, Tara for talking with us today.  Be sure to check out Tara’s website and blog at https://taralazar.com/.   

Thanks everyone and remember to like this site to see more interesting interviews as we continue to ask Questions to Inspire!

Paper Bag Puppet – Squirrel

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Paper Bag Puppet – Squirrel

Please enjoy a free craft from Moose Egg Productions.  Now you can make your very own paper bag puppet of a squirrel.  Please send us a picture of your kiddos finished puppets  so we can post them on our gallery!

Enjoy!!!

Interview – Children’s Author Cori Doerrfeld

Today we are talking to children’s book author – Cori Doerrfeld.  Cori has written some really amazing children’s books.  One of her books, Good Dog, has already been released on August 7th, 2018 and she has two other books coming out next year, Wild Baby – March 2019 and Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! – July 2019.

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Please tell us a little bit about yourself and what made you want to become a children’s author?

I have always loved to draw, even when I was very little. For most of my childhood, I wanted to grow up to be an animator. When it was time for me to go to college, however, traditional hand drawn animation studios were being shut down and computer animation was taking over. I really wasn’t interested in learning to animate on the computer at the time, so for a while I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I taught preschool and worked as a childcare provider for many years. I started writing and illustrating books for fun on the side.  By chance, one of these books got picked up by an editor at HarperCollins. That is how I got my first book illustrating for a major publisher. This lead to editors wanting to work with me as an illustrator and an author. It has always been a learning process for me. I still learn something new with every book I create!

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It is really cool to see how your hard work has paid off!  So what was your favorite book growing up?

When I was very little, my favorite book was the original Barbapapa picture book. It is about a strange creature that grows in a boy’s garden. Barbapapa can change shape and is put into a zoo. Eventually, Barbapapa saves people from a fire and earns a place in everyone’s hearts.  When I was older, I really liked Blubber by Judy Blume and the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary.

Please tell us about the importance of children’s literature and what it has meant to be a part of this industry?

Children’s books are important for many reasons. They serve as a bridge between adults and children to connect about common interests, life experiences, and difficult emotions. This is especially true when books are read aloud. It forces both the reader and the listener to focus on the same story and topic. And even if you simply read the same book as someone else, it still creates a shared experience that you both can benefit from.  I think everyone can  remember a book they read as a child that meant something to them. For me personally, every time I hear that a child is excited to read one of my books…or that one of my books spoke to someone’s soul I am so unbelievably grateful for what I do.

So, if someone asked you for same wisdom about being a children’s author, what would you say to them?

The best advice I can give for being a children’s book author is to just keep going. A big part of this job is being told no, feeling excluded, or wondering if you’re good enough. But, if you can get over your insecurities and just keep creating, eventually you’ll see your work go and be exactly where it needs to be.

So back to Good Dog, your newest book with HarperCollins, what was the inspiration behind the book?  Tell us about it and where we can pick it up at?

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I was inspired to write it after we adopted a funny little dog named Rufus from one of our local shelters.  Having Rufus to walk, really made me see everyday all the good people and dogs in my neighborhood. Good Dog is about the honest goodness that is such a part of the dog/human relationship as well as  what it simply means to be “good”. It can be purchased online, at local bookstores, and all the typical book retail outlets.

Finally, our last question, and it is a very serious question – would you rather be able to fly or walk through walls?

No contest. I would choose to fly! I still have dreams that I can fly. I’m sure it would be a lot colder and windier than I imagine, but I’m sure it would get me around a lot faster!

Awesome choice!  Thank you so much, Cori for talking with us today.  Be sure to check out Cori’s website – https://www.coridoerrfeld.com/.  Readers can find Cori’s books at — https://www.harpercollins.com/search-results/?keyword=cori+doerrfeld.  Thanks everyone and remember to like this site to see more interesting interviews as we continue to ask Questions to Inspire!

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Hey everyone and welcome to 2019!!!

This is it, we are finally in countdown mode. We are just a few short months away from the release of I Want A Pet Turkey! Our illustrator, J, is working hard on finalizing the illustrations. I am preparing on the kickstarter rewards and working on the publishing and marketing pieces. We are in the thick of it. I wanted to share some awesome behind the scene artwork for you though so you can keep up with what is going on.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

Swing The Bat

“When it comes down to it, there are very few people who will swing the bat…Nothing can happen ’til you swing the bat.”

I heard that quote last year and it hit me, pardon the saying, like a bat upside the head.  For years, I have been a great idea person.  I have a notebook of ideas for great projects, puppet videos, children’s curriculum, businesses, and a myriad of other topics.  My problem isn’t the idea part, it is the execution part.  How do you take the idea and make it real?  And what stopped me:  poor planning, laziness, distractions, or all of the above.  Guess what, nothing can happen ’til you swing the bat.

So I went back to 6th Grade English class and took a lesson from something I learned there.  Take a goal and write down five (practical) ways to help accomplish it.  I pulled the Idea’s Notebook out and started combing through ideas and decided to pick the best ones to see how to accomplish them.  Which ones held water, as they say.

So 2019 is the year of Swinging the Bat!  Goals are being set, practical steps are being laid out, resources are being gathered.  So it is time to swing the bat and why not start the new year off a little bit early with the first swing!

I am going to give you a brief history lesson:

-2001:  Graduated high school and started working full time (Zstore) and going to school full time at Weatherford Community College.

-2002:  Moved out on my own and had to make a decision:  work full time and live on my own or go to school full time and be homeless (slight hyperbole – almost moved in with my boss, but finally ended up a friend and then eventually on my own).  I chose working full time and living on my own.

-2004:  Since I wasn’t enrolled in college anymore, started taking online seminary classes and finished with a certification in ministry.

-2007-2008:  Married the most amazing woman in the world and moved from the country to the metroplex.  

-2009:  Started working at Quatris and was promoted to accounting on the condition that I go back to school and take accounting classes.  I enrolled to Tarrant County Community College and received my Associates of Arts degree.

-2010-2018:  A lot of life events happen including children, promotions and new jobs, puppeteer training and getting to be a professional puppeteer, websites and interviews, children’s ministry, and so many other things…

-2018:  After 17 long years, I am now a college graduate with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Tarleton University.   This has been a long and hard road to go down.  I couldn’t have done it without the help from Lauren, my family and her family, co-workers, and friends.  There were a lot of long nights and weekends booked with studying, papers, and tests, but I am officially done with that.

Nothing can happen ’til you swing the bat and so I am letting this be the the preemptive first swing of 2019.  Now onto the next project.  What will be your swing of the bat this year?

Holiday Break

Good morning everyone!  Just wanted to let you know that we are taking a small break here at Moose Egg for the holidays.  With holiday travel and my last semester wrapping up, and working on the children’s book and kickstarter rewards, things are about to get a little bit hectic.  Good, but hectic.

But don’t worry, in January, we start back full force and have some crazy things coming your way.  Until then, please go back and check out some of the exciting interviews we did and blog posts that were created.

Merry Christmas!!!

Interviews:

Rebecca Griffith – Associate Curator of the Pilgrim Hall Museum

Puppeteer All-Star – Noel MacNeal

Entertainment Writer – Shea Fontana

Legendary Children’s Author – Ann M. Martin

Puppeteer Great – David Manley

Children’s Author – Pat Zietlow Miller

Interview – Rebecca Griffith – Associate Curator of the Pilgrim Hall Museum

This week we have a very special Thanksgiving interview.  I spoke with the associate curator of the Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, MA — Rebecca Griffith.  We talked about the history of Thanksgiving, Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, and when it became a holiday.  If you are a history buff or want to know more about the actual first Thanksgiving, then you will enjoy this interview!

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Good morning, Rebecca and thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk with our readers today about the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving!  Can you please explain what the Pilgrim Hall Museum is and what you do there?

Pilgrim Hall Museum is America’s oldest continuously operated public museum.  We opened our doors in 1824 and have been America’s home of Pilgrim possessions ever since.  We have a great collection of 17th century Pilgrim artifacts, some of which may have come over on the Mayflower, and many great early American objects as well as monumental paintings from the 19th century depicting various scenes from the Pilgrim story.

As associate curator, it is my job to oversee the collection and exhibits in their entirety, meaning I ensure their care and continued preservation for future generations to enjoy. I also get to come up with new and exciting displays and exhibits to showcase the collection and the different themes embedded in the Pilgrim story.

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So let’s talk a little about the first Thanksgiving in 1621.  Can you briefly set the scene for us on what happened in Plymouth that would make the Pilgrims have a Thanksgiving feast?

So first, it’s important to remember that about half of the Pilgrims died during that first harsh winter of 1621.  By the time of the first thanksgiving, there are only 53 Pilgrims in attendance, including women and children.  The only 17th century sources we have for this event is a small paragraph written by Edward Winslow, and then Bradford mentions it in his famous journal Of Plymouth Plantation, years later.  They describe a harvest celebration, in which the Sachem Massasoit brought 90 of his men, for the feast. The first thanksgiving was basically a mixture of different traditions, mainly a harvest festival, a religious day of thanksgiving, and a secular day of thanks to celebrate a specific event (mainly their survival).

So we have the Pilgrims who had just came to America and the Native Americans who were already here.  Why is the first Thanksgiving such an important event?

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Thanksgiving is an important symbol of many things that have been important to Americans – the coming together of families, expression of gratitude, the immigrant experience, and the opportunity to bridge differences and bring people together.

Was Plymouth in 1621 really the first Thanksgiving or were their other thanksgiving feasts before that?

There were other early thanksgivings in colonial America- but the New England feast of 1621 is the one our national holiday is based on and the feast that best embodies the ideals of families coming together.

After the first feast in 1621, Thanksgiving wasn’t an official holiday that was celebrated annually, correct?  When did it become a national holiday?

Correct, days of thanksgiving were proclaimed intermittently for the next few centuries.  Thanksgiving becomes a national holiday largely thanks to the efforts of Sarah Josepha Hale in the mid-19th century.  In 1863, President Lincoln issued a formal proclamation, proclaiming a national day of thanksgiving. After that, each president had to proclaim the day of thanksgiving, until the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed a bill establishing that Thanksgiving would occur annually on the fourth Thursday of November. On November 26, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed this bill into law.

Can you describe what the Pilgrims would have ate at the first Thanksgiving?  What did the Native American contribute?

The actual feast would have looked a little different than a modern thanksgiving table, and we do not know exactly what was served.  We do know that Massasoit and his men brought 5 deer, and Bradford mentions waterfowl and even turkeys.  So, there may have been turkey at the first thanksgiving- it just might not have been the centerpiece!  There was also likely shellfish, and other marine life served, as these would have been the resources that were plentiful in Massachusetts in November. Corn, in grain form for bread or for porridge would also have been present, but sadly no pies, potatoes, or cranberry sauce like those that we enjoy today.

Now it is time for a random holiday question.  Rebecca, out of all of the random holidays and special days that are on the calendars these days, what is your favorite holiday?  It can be anything from Thanksgiving to something random like Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day!  And if you want to answer – what holiday would you create if you could create any?

I would have to say my favorite holiday is Christmas.  I love getting to see and spend time with my extended family- we do a traditional Italian Christmas eve dinner with the 7 different fishes and it is absolutely my favorite meal of the year!

I don’t know what holiday I would create- they have so many holidays now that I never knew of (national book day, or dog day for example) that I think we have plenty to celebrate throughout the year!

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Thanks Rebecca for taking the time to answer a few Questions To Inspire about Thanksgiving.  Please check out the Pilgrim Hall Museum’s website to learn more about the Pilgrim story and a big part of our national history.

Thanks everyone for reading Questions To Inspire and check out some of our other interviews!  See you next time!

Interview – Puppeteer Noel MacNeal

I am very excited about this week’s guest on Questions To Inspire.    I have known Noel MacNeal for six years now and Noel is one of those guys that if you spend any time with him, then you are uplifted and inspired.  He is one of the most talented and thoughtful puppeteers in the industry.  I am very thankful that Noel took the time to talk to me about what inspired him and his career in puppets!

We are here today with Noel MacNeal.  Good morning!  Noel right off the bat, can you tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?

I launched my career on Sesame Street, where I honed my craft with puppetry legends Jim Henson and Frank Oz.

I was “Bear,” the gentle and lovable star of the Emmy Award-winning series Disney’s Bear in the Big Blue House and its spin-off series Breakfast with Bear, and received a Daytime Emmy Nomination as “Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series.” I’m is also a writer, director, producer, and author of the how-to books “Ten Minute Puppets” and “BOX.”

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I am also the resident puppeteer for the HBO series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. And I’m currently developing “THE SHOW ME SHOW,” to be an online, downloadable series for kids with autism & special needs. You can watch some of the videos at “THE SHOW ME SHOW Channel” on YouTube.

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I live in Brooklyn with my wife, New York Times best-selling & award-winning novelist Susan Elia MacNeal, (of the “Maggie Hope Mysteries” from Random House) and 13-year-old son, Matt (a budding performer and proud nerd).

That is fantastic.  So many puppeteers like myself want to know how you got started in puppeteering?

When I was a kid there were more puppets on TV; Burr Tilstrom still had “Kukla, Fran, & Ollie.” Shari Lewis had Lambchop. Mister Rogers. And Paul Winchell had “Jerry Mahoney Time.” (FYI: Did you know that Paul Winchell invented the artificial heart? See? Puppetry saves lives!) I had grown up with these and ones on local TV and they were either little hand puppets or marionettes.

One Sunday night, around 6:30pm, there was a half hour special hosted by two puppets talking about (and showing clips) of a brand new show starting tomorrow morning. The one with the football shaped head was named “Ernie” and his friend who reminded me of an upright banana was named “Bert.” And the show? Guess! I had NEVER seen puppets like this before. Their mouths moved, Ernie’s hands actually could pick things up. And when I saw Big Bird? A puppet that could walk and talk at the same time?!? WOW!!!

I watched Sesame for years and any guest appearances and specials the Muppets did (such as The Great Santa Claus Switch which they should remake) and during my high school time was when the Muppet Show premiered. I watched it and then as I was nearing senior year it occurred to me; this guy Jim Henson not only has a career at this but he’s got all these other people making a living doing this too. I began to do research on any colleges that offered puppetry courses. (Back then I had to go to the library; it’s like Barnes & Noble – but FREE!) And I found two schools; one, The University of Connecticut in Storrs, Con., to this day, had a four year program to get your masters degree in puppetry. The other, at that time, was Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY that had a theater department and within it a puppetry course (taught by Kermit Love the designer and builder of Big Bird and Snuffy – and no the frog was not named after him; just a crazy coincidence).

Now I had all my info ready and prepped to show my mom. My mom was a single mother working two jobs (as you’ve read) so I was a little nervous. But we sat down and I said, “Ok – I want to be a puppeteer.” And then braced for impact. And she looked at me and said, “OK. What do we have to do?” Wow. OK. And I should here each college’s info. “OK,” she said, “What do we have to do?” And I told here the requirements and deadlines and she said, “Ok. What do we have to do?” That’s all she said! She never dismissed, ridiculed, or became angry at the idea. She always said, “Don’t get a job; get a career.”

And I have.

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Wow!  That is support beyond support!  You have worked on a lot of wonderful projects over the years.  What would you consider one of the best moments of your career?

The best part was whenever Bear met kids. Families would visit the set and we set it up so that their visit was recorded and then give them the tape to keep (nicknamed the “Bar Mitzvah tape” by assistant director Dean Gordon). And whenever I did appearances I always asked to visit a children’s hospital or ward. The most memorable was the visit to the one in Mexico City. This facility was huge and old (with out dated computers and no a.c.; thus no sheets on the beds) and known as “the last stop” for most patients. Bear did a show in the hospital auditorium and children were brought in. As I performed the song “It’s You” (all about the many things Bear liked about you), in the front row was a young boy in a wheelchair. He was half paralyzed, including half of his face. Bear squatted in front of him and touched his hand as he sang. And suddenly, one side of his face slowly smiled. From inside I could hear people sniffling and I had to focus so hard, keep it together, and not burst into tears, myself. Afterwards I was told that a mother thanked us for coming “for people like us.”

What advice would you give someone who wants to learn how to be a puppeteer or following their dream in general?

As the slogan goes – “Just do it.” Just give it a try. And then try again. Remember what mom always told me, “Don’t get a job; get a career.” Figure out what you can do to help that dream come true, whether its puppets or something else. Want to be a puppeteer? Maybe there’s a theater company in your area that uses puppets. Or your local public TV or public access channel needs to fill their time slot. That’s what Jim Henson did with Sam & Friends. And of course there’s always YouTube to not only put together your own videos to air, but a resource in puppeteering AND puppetmaking info.

And if you want to learn how to make puppets and learn how to puppeteer on camera you can always come to Beyond the Sock workshop http://www.beyondthesock.com (BtS you can mail me my check any time).

You have been a part of a lot of educational projects over the years, from children’s shows, like Sesame Street and Bear in the Big Blue House, to writing for The Magic School Bus.  Tell us what importance you hold children’s education (and even adults) in today’s world?

The rule for writing for kids for TV shows is “don’t SAY it – SHOW it.” It was true on all the shows I performed on, directed, and wrote for. Education should be about discovery. About being introduced to new ideas and seeing how they work (or sometimes how they didn’t; learn from the past). Make mistakes! You learn from mistakes! You’re never too old to learn something new because the whole world is your classroom.

What was your favorite subject growing up?

Art. I loved to draw and doodle.

If you had a list of books that every person needed to read while in school, what would be on that list?

I’ll limit it:

ALL of the “Maggie Hope Mysteries” (by Susan Elia MacNeal)

ALL the Harry Potter books (by JK Rowling)

A Wizard of Earthsea (by Ursula LeGuin)

The Sneetches & Other Stories (by Dr. Suess)

Neverwhere (by Neil Gaiman)

Be Like Water: Practical Wisdom from the Martial Arts (by Joseph Cardillo)

That is an amazing list!  My daughter and I have read The Sneetches so many times for her bed time story.

Time for a very serious question, if you can only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what movies is it?

“Mary Poppins.” Hands down.

I love Mary Poppins and can’t wait for the new one to come out.  Normally we end with a silly question, but today I want to end with something else.  I have talked to you many times over the years about THE SHOW ME SHOW.  I know how important this project is for you and how passionate you are about it.  Before we go, tell us a little more about THE SHOW ME SHOW.

Jim Henson’s core belief was to “leave the world a little bit better” when you were here. That’s what I want to do with The Show Me Show. To give the kids with autism & special needs (no matter how old) and the caring people in their lives a place they can go to to have fun, have a smile, and have it be just for them.

Thanks Noel for taking the time to answer a few Questions To Inspire others.  If you want to keep up with Noel and see his upcoming projects please go to http://www.noelmacneal.com and also help support THE SHOW ME SHOW at http://www.patreon.com/theshowmeshow.

THE SHOW ME SHOW will be an online series for kids with autism and special needs.  You can follow THE SHOW ME SHOW at https://www.facebook.com/Noelyourhost.

Thanks everyone for reading Questions To Inspire and check out some of our other interviews!  See you next time!

Paper Bag Puppet – Elephant

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Paper Bag Puppet – Elephant

Please enjoy a free craft from Moose Egg Productions.  Now you can make your very own paper bag puppet of an elephant.  Please send us a picture of your kiddos finished puppets  so we can post them on our gallery!

Enjoy!!!