The doctor will see you now. Dr. Chartwell, complete with mask, cap, and a white lab coat with embroidered stethoscope, is ready to scrub in and spread good health and cheer. Young puppeteers can use one hand to open and close the 15-inch puppet's mouth and change expressions, and the other hand to use the removable wooden rod to make the good doctor 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.