From the tips of its wings to the tips of its forked tongue, its easy to breathe excitement into this enchanting dragon. The glint in its big googly eyes and friendly, expressive face make Smoulder important character in medieval puppet shows and pretend play. Young puppeteers can use one hand to open and close the 15-inch puppets mouth and change expressions, and the other hand to use the removable wooden rod to make the legendary dragon gesture. Top-quality materials and realistic details make this puppet a playmate that will stand up to the test of time. Puppet play is a wonderful way to make connections and to explore feelings and new perspectives. It helps build vocabulary, dexterity, imagination, and creativity! Detachable rod is suitable for lefties or righties.