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Zany Circus Characer Puppets- FREE DOWNLOAD

Colour in Zandee, Tobelia, Kadin, Gabby, Diogenes, and the Goblin. Cut them out, and sticky-tape a pop stick to the back of each one to make your puppets. 

If you want to, you can draw a circusy background, and make your own puppet show. 

If you're feeling particularly arty, you could even create your own original character (or make a puppet of yourself) to include in your zany puppet show.

Click on the image to download the PDF. For best results, print onto A3 paper.


Free to download and print!

Free resources for teachers, homeschoolers, curious children, and little green goblins. 

You don't need to have read 'Zany Circus: Paradox' in order to enjoy these activities, but you will enjoy them even more if you have. 

Includes fun ideas, information, and activities for art, music, drama, circus, science, history, literacy, philosophy, and... well, pretty much everything except maths. 

Perfect for unit studies, groups activities, and general boredom busting.


Musical mini-play/lyric sheet

This is a free download for the lyrics to 'Just Might Be Zany', written in script format, with roles for the characters of Zandee, Tobelia, Kadin, Diogenes, Nikola Tesla, Gabby, and a chorus.

The song, 'Just Might Be Zany' is also available as a free download from this website. It can be used for free (with permission) as a group activity, assembly item, or for other non-profit educational purposes. 

For a instrumental-only version of the song, please contact us. 

Xanthe Turner - Illustrator


Turner Books CEO, Illustrator/Artist, Writer, Musician, Game Designer,  Website Designer, Autobot

Xanthe Turner loves drawing so much, she has developed callouses on her drawing hand, and is rarely seen without a sketchbook. Her natural habitat is a novel-filled bedroom.
In addition to illustrating (and publishing) books, Xanthe enjoys creating comics, fan art, sculptures, cosplay, and paintings. Xanthe plays guitar and piano (not at the same time) and her life goal is to befriend a sentient robot.  

Nanci and Xanthe

Author, Supervisor, General Weirdo

Nanci Nott likes writing for children almost as much as she loves reading with them. Her own three children are particularly fun to read and write with. Nanci Nott believes in the abolishment of boredom, and the presence of play in education. She loves persuading people to pursue their particular passions, adores alliteration, and stays up way too late.



Creative Consultant, Ideas Machine, Writer, Comedian, Musician

Azalia Turner's quirky wit, word-smithing capabilities, and love of circus make her an indespensible Turner Books team member.



Avid Reader, YouTuber, Real-Spider-King-Zaedyn, Game Designer

Zaedyn Turner is our resident YouTuber. He loves spiders, video games, books, art, and chemical reactions.

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