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  • Jim Henson – The Works: The Art, the Magic, the Imagination by Christopher Finch
    Aurum, 251 pp, £20.00, April 1994, ISBN 1 85410 296 6

When you draw up a list of famous frogs in the history of the planet, it turns out to be pretty short. There’s the one who was only doing time as a frog, and there’s the one who was nothing more than a small felt glove puppet who went into show-business and hobnobbed with a lot of celebrities in the Seventies. And neither was a frog in the true sense of the word. (Doubtless in the frog world there are only a couple of famous humans, and probably one was really a frog condemned to live in the body of a prince, while the other was just a happy-go-lucky hand-operated puppet that became a celebrity by hanging out with the top frogs in the entertainment industry. But there’s no way of checking on that.)

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[*] Jim Henson – The Works: The Art, the Magic, the Imagination by Christopher Finch. Aurum. 251 pp., £20.21 April, 1 85410 296 6.