Monday, 15 July 2013

Script for Dragon puppet (Dragon in the library)

Professional dragon latex puppet
Dragon puppet



Hi everyone!

I found this script on http://diannedelascasas.com, I hope you would like it, can be used in kids library shows with a dragon puppet.


Note: This is a combination of a puppet and story theater script. Have children play the
characters of Max’s Mom, Max’ Dad, Mr. Perk (head librarian), Mrs. Good (Max’s teacher), and
Officer Riley. At the end of the story, use the accordion dragon puppet to portray the monstrous
dragon. You can opt to have a boy play Max. You can also have more than one storyteller if you
wish, to spread the load of the narration.
Characters:
  • Storyteller
  • Max
  • Dragon Hatching
  • Max’s Mom
  •  Dragon
  • Max’s Dad
  • Mr. Perk
  • Mrs. Good
  • Officer Riley
STORYTELLER:  Max loved story time at the library with Miss Donna, the  children’s librarian. After story time, Max spotted a large speckled  egg on the bottom shelf of Miss Donna’s bookcase. He moved
closer to sneak a better look when the egg began to shake and then…

DRAGON HATCHING: [Shake puppet then say:] CRACK! 2

STORYTELLER: Right in front of Max’s eyes, hatched a small dragon! Max ran out
of the children’s section to find his mom.
MAX: Mom! There’s a dragon in the library, speckled and green. He’s a
hungry thing! He’s an eating machine!
MAX’S MOM: [Hold finger up to lip and say:] Shhh. Max, you are so funny. Miss
Donna must have had a really good story time.
MAX: There really IS a dragon in the library!
MAX’S MOM: Max, there’s no dragon in the library but you have a great
imagination! [Laugh.] Come on, Max, let’s go.
STORYTELLER: The next week, Max visited the library again. As Max searched the
shelves for a book, he spotted a wing around the corner. Max
followed the wing and sure enough, he found the dragon. The
dragon had grown and was eating a book!
BABY DRAGON: The dragon opened his mouth and began to munch.
He filled his tummy with books. Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.
[Make globbling sounds.]
STORYTELLER: Max ran out of the children’s section to find his Dad.
MAX: Dad! There’s a dragon in the library, speckled and green. He’s a
hungry thing! He’s an eating machine!
MAX’S DAD: Shhh. Max, you’re right. There is a dragon in the library. Books
are filled with dragons of all kinds.
MAX: But Dad, there really IS a dragon in the library! 3

MAX’S DAD: Max, there’s no dragon in the library but you have a great
imagination! [Laugh.] Come on, Max, let’s go.
STORYTELLER: The following week, Max visited the library again. Sure enough,
he caught the dragon hiding behind a beanbag in the children’s
section. The dragon, which had grown, nibbled on the book, Where
the Wild Things Are.
MEDIUM DRAGON: The dragon opened his mouth and began to munch.
He filled his tummy with books. Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.
[Make gobbling sounds.]
STORYTELLER: Max ran out of the children’s section to find the head librarian.
MAX: Mr. Perk! There’s a dragon in the library, speckled and green. He’s
a hungry thing! He’s an eating machine!
MR. PERK: Shhh, Max. Really? Can you show me?
STORYTELLER: Max led Mr. Perk to the beanbags. There was no dragon but there
was evidence! Where the Wild Things Are was chewed at the
corner.
MAX: See, Mr. Perk? The dragon was nibbling on that book.
MR. PERK: Max, I think a baby, not a dragon, chewed on the corner of this
book. It happens more often than I care to think about.
MAX: But Mr. Perk, there really IS a dragon in the library!
MR. PERK: Max, there’s no dragon in the library but you have a great
imagination! [Laugh.] Come on, Max, let’s go. 4

STORYTELLER: The following week, Max visited the library with his class. He ran
straight to the children’s section to find the dragon. The dragon had
grown to a monstrous size and his head nearly touched the ceiling.
The dragon munched on a fairytale mobile. Then he grabbed
another book and began gobbling.
GROWN DRAGON: The dragon opened his mouth and began to munch.
He filled his tummy with books. Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.
[Make gobbling sounds.]
MAX: You eat like a pig! You’re going to eat everything in here!
STORYTELLER: Max ran out of the children’s section to find his teacher.
MAX: Mrs. Good! There’s a dragon in the library, speckled and green.
He’s a hungry thing! He’s an eating machine!
MRS. GOOD: Shhh, Max. How big is it?
MAX: Really big! [Stretch arms out.] He likes to eat books and other
stuff. The other day he was eating Where the Wild Things Are.
MRS. GOOD: Isn’t that one of your favorite books, Max?
MAX: Yes, but it’s gone now.
MRS. GOOD: Max, your favorite book isn’t at the library today because someone
checked it out. It was not eaten by a dragon.
MAX: But, Mrs. Good, there really IS a dragon in the library!
MRS. GOOD: Max, there’s no dragon in the library but you have a great
imagination! [Laugh.] Come on, Max, let’s go. 5

STORYTELLER: The next time Max visited the library, the dragon was so big Max
could barely believe his eyes. The dragon’s tail stretched from one
end of the children’s section to the other. The speckled dragon
chewed on a copy of the dictionary.
GROWN DRAGON: The dragon opened his mouth and began to munch.
He filled his tummy with books. Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.
[Make gobbling sounds.]
MAX: [Say to the dragon:] Books are for reading, not for eating!
STORYTELLER: The dragon glanced disdainfully at Max and stuck his tongue out.
MAX: That’s it. I am going to tell someone who will believe me! Officer
Riley! There’s a dragon in the library, speckled and green. He’s a
hungry thing! He’s an eating machine!
OFFICER RILEY: Well maybe we should check it out. Why don’t you take me to the
library, Max?
STORYTELLER: Max and Officer Riley marched to the library. They could barely
believe their eyes! Standing outside, Max’s mom and dad, Miss
Donna, Mr. Perk, and Mrs. Good along with the entire town,
watched the spectacle in shock.
MONSTROUS DRAGON: [Slowly stretch out accordion puppet] BURP! [Scatter books on
the ground.]
MAX: “There was a dragon in the library but no one believed me. Now,
there’s a library in the dragon!”




Courtesy:

Dianne de Las Casas * www.storyconnection.net Marita Gentry * www.maritagentry.com
There’s a Dragon in the Library
By Dianne de Las Casas
Illustrated by Marita Gentry
Pelican Publishing Co. 2011