And Other Story Hour Stretches From A Storyteller's Bag of TricksBook - 1993
Wake up and shake up with this professional storyteller's easy-to-use sourcebook of chants, songs, action stories, riddles, jokes, tongue twisters, and participation games. These "two-minute miracles" are just some of the tricks that Naomi Baltuck uses to keep her young audiences creatively involved during storytelling sessions. Music is included, but you don't need talent - just enthusiasm. Naomi provides all the practical storytelling tips on body movement, creative dramatics, and audience management needed to lead any size group through ridiculous hand and foot motions, silly faces, call and response, echo songs, and snappy choruses. Do you know "On Top of Spaghetti" or "The Princess Pat"? How about "Peanut Butter" or "Hi, My Name's Joe"? There are over thirty such favorites here, many not available before. They were collected around the campfire, or borrowed from fellow storytellers, or created by Naomi herself. They are sure to delight kids from ages 5 to 14 - and they will be cherished by teachers, librarians, scout leaders, camp counselors, parents, entertainers, and anyone who enjoys having fun with children. Naomi's audio cassette of Crazy Gibberish is available too. Groups can sing right along with it, or leaders can use it to dispel performance anxieties and shore up their routines.
Publisher: Hamden, Conn. : Linnet Books, 1993
Branch Call Number: 372.677 BAL 1993
Characteristics: 152 p. : ill. ; 26 cm