The simple hand puppets, inhabitants of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, portray real-life feelings as they grow and learn with the help of their friends.

The authority of the king, the shyness of Daniel Tiger, the adolescence of X the Owl, the mischievousness of Lady Elaine Fairchilde, we all have lots of facets to who we are, and it’s fun to be able to express them.
Fred Rogers
Mister Rogers shows how he make the puppets talk. (1974)

Daniel Striped Tiger

This shy, gentle tiger is equal parts timid and brave.

Daniel feels forgotten (1982)

Daniel’s first appearance (1968)

King Friday XIII

The ruler of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe can be demanding, but he cares deeply for his subjects.

“Propel, Propel, Propel your Craft” (1998)

King Friday’s parrot doesn’t obey (1982)

Lady Elaine Fairchilde

She’s mischievous and a bit of a troublemaker, but she’s also brave, sassy and ready to speak up.

“I Want to Win” (1971)

“Lady E and Lady A” (1982)
Like any good storyteller, he believed in the power of make-believe.

Henrietta Pussycat

A lovable pussycat all dressed up in fancy dresses and hats.

Queen Sara Saturday

Prince Tuesday

Ana and the Platypus Family

Harriett Elizabeth Cow

X the Owl

A fun-loving, easy-going, relaxed sort of owl who loves to learn.

Cornflake S. Pecially

Donkey Hodie


Betty Okonak Templeton
He taught generations of children to use their imaginations when he put a puppet on his hand, changed his voice and made up stories.