Just So Stories as Guided Reading Scripts Part I


Just So Stories as Guided Reading Scripts Part I


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

Just So Stories as Guided Reading Scripts Part I 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 as Guided Reading Scripts. Originally by Rudyard Kipling, adapted by Sue Russell into Guided Reading Scripts (Readers Theater).
Available as two purchases: Part I (stories 1-6) and Part II (stories 7 – 12)
This purchase is Part I – Stories 1  – 6

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

  •     Narrator
  •     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
  •                 Man
  •                 Horse
  •                 Dog
  •                 Ox
  •                 Djinn

III  How the Rhinoceros got his Skin

Cast of 3:

  • Narrator
  • Parsee – Pestonjee Bomonjee
  • Rhinoceros – Strorks


IV    How the Leopard got his Spots

Cast of 5:

  • Leopard (Spots)
  • Hunter (Sambo)
  • Giraffe
  • Zebra
  • Baviaan (Baboon)


V  The Elephant’s Child

Cast (6)

  • Elephant’s Child
  • Hippopotamus
  • Baboon
  • Kolokolo Bird
  • Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake
  • Crocodile

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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