Going To the Theater
by Florence Ducatteau
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Pub Date 12 Jul 2016 | Archive Date 28 Nov 2016
Clavis Books, Clavis
Want To Know! This series of informative picture books answers the questions young children. Some subjects are familiar to them, others are less familiar. The books deal with the world and the environment around us, with our past and our present. In a playful and clever way, these books tell children what they want to know!
Do you want to know everything about theater and what you can do there? What did theater look like in Ancient Greece? Who else works at the theater besides actors? Is theater the same everywhere in the world? What is a shadow show? These and many other questions will be answered in this book. You’ll also find a fun comic, a crafts page, a big foldout page, and a mini-quiz, so you’ll become a real expert.
An informative picture book for children aged 5 and up about the wonderful experience that is going to the theater.
Guided Reading Level N
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 23 members
Five stars. Delightfully illustrated, this book includes descriptions of all aspects of play production--from sets, rehearsals, and stage management to public viewing and critics. Puppetry, comedy, classics, and tragedy--it's all here. Take a quiz and play a picture game in the back of the book when you're finished.
This book was such an educational book on theater! Any child who is interested in theater will love learning with this book! I was very impressed with the artwork of this book, it was simple yet very well executed. The book flowed very well and the words which were theater related are in bold. This book would be a very good book for any teacher to teach theater to her students using the bold words as new vocabulary. There is even a page which shows how to create a hand puppet with a sock as well as a play for the young readers to act out. Great book! Definitely recommended.
I recieved this book from net galley for an honest review. Thank you net galley and Clavis Books for the opportunity to review this book!
This book starts off with a class of students preparing to put on a performance and describes the various steps they go through to put on a play. It quickly veers off from that and begins sharing information about the history of the theatre as well different types of theatre around the world. The important terminology is highlighted and explained such as what is a tragedy or comedy.
Throughout the book there are many activities the reader can engage in such as breathing activities or how to make your own hand puppet. There are also "Did you know" bubbles that contain various trivia. At the end, there's a mini quiz so the child can reflect and show what they learned, which is especially helpful if you are using this book in a classroom environment.
The illustrations are very detailed and sometimes due to the amount of detail, some of the images are small and hard to see all the information contained in them.
This would be a good book to read as an introduction on a unit about theatre, acting or culture. It could also be used before a fieldtrip to the theatre or before putting on a school or class play to share information and get children excited about the prospect. A good book to have in school libraries or teacher resource areas.
The illustrations in this children's book on the theater are wonderful, and they make the book very special. The author also does a good job setting out the history of ancient theater and describing the basics of modern plays, acting, directing, and scripts . It is a remarkable book that I wish had been published when I was ten.
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