Watch this fun Esther video from the bestselling kids Bible DVD series, Buck Denver Asks What’s in the Bible?. Chester Whigget’s Popsicle Stick Theater presents the Story of Esther like you’ve never seen it before! Volume 7: Exile & Return! [Ezra, Nehemiah & Esther]
The Story of Esther
And now – through the magic of popsicle stick puppetry… I bring you… the STORY of ESTHER! So here was Xerxes! Ill-tempered! Takes bad advice! Not the best king! He’s having a big-a party with his friends and the leaders of his giant army! Whee! What fun! He has a wife – He probably had a lot of wives, but there was one in particular named Vashti – Queen Vashti – who was VERY beautiful! Xerxes and his friends had been drinking a lot –
Oooh – too much coffee?
Something like that. So Xerxes said, “Hey Vashti! Come out and show everyone how beautiful you are!” Well, Vashti didn’t feel like it. So she said something that no one EVER said to Xerxes…
“Would you hold my iguana?” Cut to stage.
Uh, no, that’s-a not what she said.
Where did THAT come from?
I figured ever said that was something no one to Xerxes.
Well-a you’re probably right, but-a that’s not-a what she said. She said, “No.” She wouldn’t come out.
Oh dear! I can’t imagine Xerxes liked that! What with his temper…
No, he didn’t! So he THREW Queen Vashti out of the palace (throw puppet) And said, “You are not my queen any more! Goodbye!” Then his friends said, “You need a NEW queen! One that is even MORE beautifuler!
SUNDAY SCHOOL LADY
I told you they had been drinking… too much coffee. So messengers were-a sent out, looking for the most-a beautiful girls in-a Persia! And-a one of the girls they found, was-a Esther!!
Esther!! She’s the one this book is about!!
Uh, yes, Ian. Well done.