Jim Henson broke into television with a five-minute puppetry segment when he was only a freshman in college. He created puppets like none ever seen before, with expressive fabric faces and rod-controlled arms. His Muppets became world-renowned celebrities and formed the backbone of a media empire. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this easy-to-read biography will be published twenty years after Henson's untimely death.
If you know about the Muppets in any capacity, then you know Jim Henson. Or do you? This book begins with Jim Henson as a child and takes you all the way through up to his death.
I learned much more about the man and his family beyond his beloved Muppets and yet, I learned about them too. How he eventually came about to have and subsequently make the puppets turned "Muppets". I learned how he even came up with the name. I learned that he used to draw cartoon characters when he was quite young and so much more.
I grew up with Sesame Street and all the Muppets as did my children. I have adored this man for many years. Yes, I remember when he died and was able to witness the most wonderful funeral ever known complete with Big Bird.
Did you know that Big Bird was supposed to be Jim Henson instead of Frank Oz? Read the book and find out why.
I loved this book and I know you will too. Get to know the man behind the Muppets, Jim Henson!
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