April 26, 2012 @ 12:05 PM

Tale of the Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo

I recently purchased a beautiful full-size Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo hand puppet from Folkmanis Puppets.  The intention is to use it at various shows and fairs along with my display of My Feathered Family and Critter Car-toon decals.  I want to share with you the adorable folk tale that is on the tag of the puppet.  It’s an Australian tale of how the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo received his yellow head feathers.  The credit for the tale is listed as Madeleine Scott. 

Today, the island of Australia is a sunny place, but there was a time, long ago, when Sun became tired and decided to take a nap.  This is what happened to the cockatoos, who were plain brown birds ...

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