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Puppets lead lessons in culture, understanding

With a carton full of puppets and a head filled with tunes Thursday, Mister David provided entertainment and laughs for the children attending “Libraries: Deep in the Heart of Texas,” this year’s Ennis Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.
Mister David had a versatile repertoire of puppets to help him lead the children in silly songs. Some of the puppet friends Mister David pulled out of his carton of fun included Chompy the Dinosaur singing “I Like to Eat,” Soup Doggy Dog, who sang “Alphabet Soup,” the pizza man, Pirate Pete and his trusty parrot, a ladybug, Louie Armfrog and an octopus. Mister David said he wrote a few of the songs performed, such as “Pride in Who You Are,” “The Ladybug” and “Eat the Days of the Week.”
He said he wrote them to help teach kids lessons like understanding and having respect for all cultures in the world.
Other songs, like “The Cookie Song,” are teaching songs that passed on the idea of sharing what you have with others.
But not all of Mister David’s program was educational. While blasting Queen’s “We Will Rock You” and a cover version of the Beatles “Octopus’s Garden,” Mister David took the opportunity to just let the kids dance, clap their hands or do whatever they felt appropriate to have fun.
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