"Puppetry Today" is still a relevant title as this is primarily a guide to making various types of puppets. Detailed instructions are given in a step by step fashion to create marionettes, glove, rod and shadow puppets. These are accompanied by clear black and white diagrams. There are also 47 glossy plate photographs, including several in colour which show the finished product. The author has travelled the world and several of the coloured plates are photographs of puppet shows in remote corners of the world. The reader is also encouraged to be experimental.