Folkmanis’ Mini Brown Mouse Finger Puppet

folkmanis-mini mouseThe entry for the Mini Brown Mouse Finger Puppet at Folkmanis’ website reads: “The Folkmanis Mini Brown Mouse finger puppet is a pocket pet perfect to surprise your unsuspecting friends.”

I can see it.

This little guy (barely four inches long, plus tail) is pretty adorable: soft brown plush with little felt ears and four little felt paws, and beady little eyes. It’s a plump little mouse that fits over a finger. I suspect the younger set (it’s recommended for ages three and up) would get a lot of giggles from pulling it out of a pocket to surprise their friends (or an unwary adult). It comes without the usual label with a story, so for story time you’re on your own.

The workmanship is up to Folkmanis’ usual standard; the fur is soft polyester, washable with cold water, but be careful of the tail, ears and paws, which are felt.

All in all, it’s a charming little mouse, and potentially a lot of fun.


Robert M. Tilendis lives a deceptively quiet life. He has made money as a dishwasher, errand boy, legal librarian, arts administrator, shipping expert, free-lance writer and editor, and probably a few other things he’s tried very hard to forget about. He has also been a student of history, art, theater, psychology, ceramics, and dance. Through it all, he has been an artist and poet, just to provide a little stability in his life. Along about January of every year, he wonders why he still lives someplace as mundane as Chicago; it must be that he likes it there. You may e-mail him, but include a reference to Green Man Review so you don’t get deleted with the spam.

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