Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling as Guided Reading Scripts Part I


Just So Stories as Guided Reading Scripts Part I


Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. These scripts have been put in the PSHE section of the website, in addition to the Literature section, as each has a valuable life lesson within its contents.

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling as Guided Reading Scripts. Originally by Rudyard Kipling, adapted by Sue Russell into Guided Reading Scripts (Readers Theater).

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling as Guided Reading Scripts are available from www.oldsite.plays-r-ussell.com as two purchases: Part I (stories 1-6) and Part II (stories 7 – 12).

This purchase is Part I – Stories 1  – 6

Special Introductory Price of £12.99 (Part II now available – slightly longer scripts @ £15)

Comment: “My students loved performing these!”
Rating: 4.0

Part I Stories 1 – 6. Total number of readers: 30. Approx reading time for each story: 10 minutes.

Please Note: Time given for reading is approximate (first and fifth scripts are a little shorter); and does not include quiz – question and answer time, or discussion time.

I               How the Whale got his Throat

    Cast of 5


    Whale – Smiler

    ‘Stute Fish – Pingle

    Mariner – Mr Henry Albert Bivvens, AB.

    Mariner’s Mother


II             How the Camel got his Hump

Cast of 6

Camel – Bubbles







III        How the Rhinoceros got his Skin

Cast of 3:


Parsee – Pestonjee Bomonjee

Rhinoceros – Strorks


IV        How the Leopard got his Spots

Cast of 5:

Leopard (Spots)

Hunter (Sambo)



Baviaan (Baboon)


V         The Elephant’s Child

Cast (6)

Elephant’s Child



Kolokolo Bird




VI        The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo

Cast of 5

Kangaroo (Old Man – called Boomer)

Nqa – Little God

Nquing – Middle God

Nqong – Big God

Dingo (Yellow Dog)

Sample Text (from The Elephant’s Child)

                        Elephant’s Child:              But I feel I have to point out to you that you adults don’t always know what’s best

Hippopotamus & Baboon:            (Together) Pardon?

Elephant’s Child:              (Patiently) OK I’ll say it again. You adults don’t always know what’s best

Hippopotamus:                 We don’t?

Baboon:                               Do explain!

Elephant’s Child:              Well, who was it that gave you the idea of getting a trunk?

Hippopotamus:                 Er, well

Bird:                                       Ah! I think he has you there. You did all trundle off to the Limpopo River

Snake:                                  For a nose job!

Crocodile:                            Courtesy of yours truly!

Snake:                                  Yes, you can certainly take credit for that! Course there were a few ‘unsuccessful’ nose jobs

Crocodile:                            You mean, supper?

Snake:                                  But let’s not dwell on that!

Hippopotamus:                 No. Let’s not! The majority of those elephants came back with highly successful nose jobs

Crocodile:                            All thanks to me!

Elephant’s Child:              And you know the biggest plus of all this?

Bird:                                       Do tell!

Elephant’s Child:              It was that the spanking actually stopped! And I could henceforth lead a spank-free existence!

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