Black Forest Theater Presents Dinosaurs is a book set with everything a child will need to investigate shadow puppets.
The set, hand crafted by Montana Toy Company, includes
- A theatre backdrop
- An interactive storybook about dinosaurs
- An Led light that stands up
- 5 dinosaur shadow puppets with removable sticks
- A protective cover.
The backdrop is sturdy and stands up well. We set it up and assembled the shadow puppets and the light.
The children had to figure out for themselves the best position for the light and puppets to enable the shadows to reflect onto the backdrop. I feel that a page of instructions may have been helpful although there is also a part of me that liked them having to work it out for themselves. Perhaps a little section in the book about the science of shadows would be good?
The puppets are made of sturdy black card and the sticks have Velcro attachments so you can change the position if desired. I can see these being popular in a pre-school especially as a prop for an overhead projector. I would introduce the materials using the rhyming book and then let the children create their own stories.
My children enjoyed inventing their own story with the puppets.
Black Forest Theater – Dinosaurs retails for $29.99
Disclaimer: No payment was received for writing this review, we received a product for review purposes.