Jim is an exceptional puppet with a golden face, in case you were searching for the gold (thanks for the challenge, Jennifer!). Jim requires three human hands for full mobility, but his mouth and one hand are sufficient to make him a real nuisance. Some kids need a pest like Jim. He has helped many unassertive kids find their voice and assisted others in recognizing the social effects of picking their nose, among other issues (yes, Jim is a notorious nose-picker). For many rule-bound kids, it’s the first opportunity to test limits and discover that the world is still a safe place. Others learn self-control safely by practicing with a pretend jerk! Jim easily falls over the line of name-calling, doesn’t mind slapping someone, and is whiny and teasing.
It’s amazing how kids can learn social skills when faced with this golden
opportunity primate! Caveat: Not all kids respond well to this golden boy; he is too huge and intimidating for some.