This little group of Puppet or Marionette Plays was written by classes of fourth and fifth grade children, who originated the idea themselves as an English project they desired to carry out.
They wrote the stories out in prose first, then rewrote them, verse by verse, in rhyme.
It was most interesting to note how these pupils enlarged their vocabulary, how their oral and written English improved, and how correct spelling became to them a real end to be attained, not merely a thing apart.
The art work was done in class time, also, and helpful suggestions were given by the supervisors of art in the Cleveland schools.