Almost as soon as my first book was published I started receiving invitations to visit schools and libraries. I quickly found that rather than just sitting and listening to every story, the children really enjoyed acting some of them out. For some children this proved their route into books and reading.
As Children’s Laureate I was keen to extend this to other people’s books, by creating a series of play scripts which would help teachers to act out stories with their classes.
The Bug Club "Plays to Act" are ideal for assembly performances or just as a fun classroom activity. Two of them are adaptations of my own books.
The other plays in the series are based on the following picture books:
Mr Big by Ed Vere
A New Home for a Pirate by Ronda Armitage and Holly Swain
There’s an Ouch in My Pouch by Jeanne Willis and Garry Parsons
Tinga Tanga Tales: Why Monkeys Swing in the Trees (based on the animation by Tiger Aspect )
Teachers can find out more from the Pearson website.