Last year, I read about a call-out for puppet plays. Not just any puppet plays–these had to be plays tied into books or words or other concepts that librarians could use. And the plays had to be written for a young audience–4 to 7 years, I think. So I figured I’d give it a try.
And I really liked writing that puppet play. Mostly because I love dialogue. In a perfect writing world, I’d write all the dialogue and get someone else to write all the descriptions and transitions and settings. Kind of like…well, plays. But something tells me that writing plays longer than 3 pages might be more difficult than it looks.
Anyway, I was thrilled when my play, “Oh, Deer! Oh, Dear!” was selected for Puppet Plays for Librarians. It’s a funny, little mix-up play with a Princess, Santa, a deer and a fly, introducing little kidlets to the concept of homonyms. I’ve read quite a few of the other plays and all I can say is that if I were a kid, I’d love storytime at the library!
You can get more information about Puppet Plays for Librarians here. Now if only I had a few more blogs…