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Dramatizing Mother Goose : introducing students to classic literature through drama
Thistle, Louise.
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First edition.
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Lyme, NH : Smith and Kraus, 1998.
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xii, 111 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
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School Library Journal Review

Intended for teachers and librarians interested in enriching literary experiences through drama, this book includes ideas for use with children in preschool through grade eight, along with suggestions for gifted and special-education students. Short chapters on principles of acting, stage, speech, costuming, and music are followed by specific material on dramatizing Mother Goose rhymes, including a model lesson on "Little Miss Muffet" and 17 simple scripts. Thistle also provides a brief history of the rhymes, explains their value as literature, and gives ideas for related activities. The simplistic line drawings do little to clarify the text and give the book an amateurish look. Although this material could be found in other sources, it is helpful, especially for those just starting to use drama with young people, to have rhymes, scripts, and background material all in one volume. Libraries attempting to build collections in creative dramatics or wanting to include children in dramatic activities during storyhours will find this book useful.-Barbara Chatton, College of Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.