With her long yellow hair and silky accessories, Shelly Seashore makes a splash wherever she goes! Young puppeteers can use one hand to open and close the 17-inch puppets mouth and change expressions, and the other hand to use the removable wooden rod to make the merry mermaid 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.