‘Puppets for Peace’ video presentations now featured in Pre-K and Kindergarten IFI curriculum

Mary Lou Coons, who was recognized with a Partnership Achievement Award in December 2022 by the International Forgiveness Institute (IFI), is a ventriloquist and the founder of Puppets for Peace. She has recently produced, together with her red-haired puppet Lily, video recordings of all the children’s books referenced and used in Dr. Enright’s Pre-K and Kindergarten IFI curriculum guides including:

Mary Lou Coons, Founder of ‘Puppets for Peace’, and her red-haired puppet, Lily.


  • You Are My I Love You
  • No Matter What
  • Fill a Bucket
  • I Love My New Toy
  • A Birthday for Frances
  • Papa, Do You Love Me?


  • I Love You Stinky Face
  • Little Fur Family
  • It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny
  • Will You Forgive Me?
  • The Runaway Bunny

The videos, which range between roughly three to six minutes, include an introduction by Lily with Mary Lou reading the entire book, word for word. She also produced a 10-minute video recording of Dr. Enright’s Rising Above the Storm Clouds (part of the 4th-grade curriculum program), the only video version of the book available anywhere.

The IFI offers teachers and others who obtain curriculum guides a directory of online video recordings that can supplement the guides and be shown to students who are learning about forgiveness. We are extremely grateful to Mary Lou that we can now include her ‘Puppets for Peace’ videos as supplements for the Pre-K, K, and 4th-grade curriculum!

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