Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
These scripts have been put in the PSHE section of the website, in addition to the Literature section, as each has a valuable life lesson within its contents.
Just So Stories as Guided Reading Scripts. Originally by Rudyard Kipling, adapted by Sue Russell into Guided Reading Scripts (Readers Theater).
Available from www.plays-r-ussell.com as two purchases: Part I (stories 1-6) and Part II (stories 7 - 12)
This purchase is Part I - Stories 1 - 6
Special Introductory Price of £12.99 (Part II now available - slightly longer scripts @ £15)
Comment: "My students loved performing these!"
Part I Stories 1 – 6. Total number of readers: 30. Approx reading time for each story: 10 minutes.
Please Note: Time given for reading is approximate (first and fifth scripts are a little shorter); and does not include quiz – question and answer time, or discussion time.
I How the Whale got his Throat
Cast of 5
Whale – Smiler
‘Stute Fish - Pingle
Mariner – Mr Henry Albert Bivvens, AB.
II How the Camel got his Hump
Cast of 6
Camel - Bubbles
III How the Rhinoceros got his Skin
Cast of 3:
Parsee - Pestonjee Bomonjee
Rhinoceros – Strorks
IV How the Leopard got his Spots
Cast of 5:
V The Elephant’s Child
VI The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo
Cast of 5
Kangaroo (Old Man – called Boomer)
Nqa – Little God
Nquing – Middle God
Nqong – Big God
Dingo (Yellow Dog)
Sample Text (from The Elephant's Child)
Elephant’s Child: But I feel I have to point out to you that you adults don’t always know what’s best
Hippopotamus & Baboon: (Together) Pardon?
Elephant’s Child: (Patiently) OK I’ll say it again. You adults don’t always know what’s best
Hippopotamus: We don’t?
Baboon: Do explain!
Elephant’s Child: Well, who was it that gave you the idea of getting a trunk?
Hippopotamus: Er, well
Bird: Ah! I think he has you there. You did all trundle off to the Limpopo River
Snake: For a nose job!
Crocodile: Courtesy of yours truly!
Snake: Yes, you can certainly take credit for that! Course there were a few ‘unsuccessful’ nose jobs
Crocodile: You mean, supper?
Snake: But let’s not dwell on that!
Hippopotamus: No. Let’s not! The majority of those elephants came back with highly successful nose jobs
Crocodile: All thanks to me!
Elephant’s Child: And you know the biggest plus of all this?
Bird: Do tell!
Elephant’s Child: It was that the spanking actually stopped! And I could henceforth lead a spank-free existence!
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