Munsch at Play Act 2: Eight More Stage Adaptations by Irene N. Watts and Robert Munsch
Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
In this second collection of plays based on the stories of Robert Munsch, experienced playwright Irene N. Watts has adapted eight more of his best-loved tales for the stage, classroom or backyard!
Complemented by the fun and familiar artwork of long-time Munsch collaborator Michael Martchenko, each story is presented in an accessible play format, making it easy for children to act out their own versions of Munsch’s familiar adventures. These lively, interactive adaptations include suggestions to encourage audience participation, as well as casting ideas that can involve the whole class. Readers will also find innovative, uncomplicated (and inexpensive!) ideas for props and costumes.
The stories included are:
• David’s Father • The Fire Station • From Far Away • I Have to Go! • Jonathan Cleaned Up —Then He Heard a Sound • Pigs • Show and Tell • Something Good
“The lively adaptations include suggestions to encourage audience participation . . . Innovative ideas for props and costumes that are simple and inexpensive.”
—Resource Links, 02/12
“Will have your imagination firing . . . Highly recommended.”
—The Deakin Review of Children’s Literature, 10/12
“A priceless teacher’s resource.”
—Canadian Teacher, 04/01/13