Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Just So Story plays
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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