Rod Puppetry is an illustrated book on the engineering of small rod puppets. Though not a how-to book, Rod Puppetry explores the principals of creating rod mechanisms. Hobey Ford tells of his early experiences in puppetry and how he later chose this field as a career. He tells the story of meeting and learning from his mentor Clyde Hollifield. Ford goes on to describe the workings of mechanisms and how he creates small rod puppets. He then explores the different approaches he has taken in creating his works.