Publicity for Tom Knight Puppets
Based in Western Massachusetts, Tom Knight has been delighting children and their grown-ups with his original, interactive, musical puppet show since 1988. His unique blend of musicianship and puppetry celebrates reading (“The Library Boogie”), the environment (“The Garbage Monster”), and science (“The Solar System”), with hand-made puppets, catchy songs, and lots of audience participation.
The vibrant and amusing visual elements appeal to children as young as 2, while fun lyrics engage children up to twelve, and adults, too! Tom has performed more than 1000 times at libraries, schools, pre-schools, summer camps, museums, and festivals across the country. He’s recording his 6th children’s album.
Video Preview: https://vimeo.com/689043803
The Elephant’s Lullaby music video (over 2.7 million views): Watch!
Blurb for Libraries:
Tom Knight presents “The Library Boogie” musical puppet show at the Library. The show celebrates libraries and reading, the environment, and science with hand-made puppets, funny stories, catchy songs, and a high degree of audience participation.
“Belly laughing and awestruck, children fall under the spell of [Tom Knight’s] puppets.”
- Molly Stapleton Sax, Museum of the Earth at Paleontological Research Institution
“With wonderful music, the content is charming, witty and irresistible.”
- Carol Hockett, Coordinator of School and Family Programs, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
“Affirming, empowering, and kid-friendly. Not only educational, thought-provoking.” - Kirsten Martindale, School Library Journal
“Whimsical and with sensitivity. Never preachy.” - Ithaca Times
“Knight’s excellent album will be a welcome addition to any library’s music collection.”
- Beverly Bixler, San Antonio Public Library, School Library Journal