Thursday, May 20, 2010

School Excursion - "The Gruffalo" Play

This is his second time going for such play. His first was If You Give A Mouse A Cookie in March this year with his 2 jie jies.

I would say its a very good engaging play and you can hear laughters from all the little children.

I was glad to be there to explain the story to my boy...if not, I guessed he would be lost even though the school did make an effort to tell the kids the story days leading to today.

The storyline goes like that:-

On it's way the mouse encounters several dangerous animals (a fox, an owl, and a snake). Each of these animals, clearly intent on eating the mouse, invites it back to their home for a meal. The cunning mouse declines each offer. To dissuade further advances, it tells each animal that it is going to dine with his friend, a gruffalo, whose favourite food happens to be the relevant animal, and describes the features of the gruffalo's monstrous anatomy. Frightened that the gruffalo might eat them, each animal flees. Knowing the gruffalo to be fictional, the mouse gloats, thusly:

Silly old fox/owl/snake, doesn't he know?
there's no such thing as a gruffalo!

After being quit of the last animal, the mouse is shocked to encounter a real gruffalo- bearlike and hideous, with all the frightening features the mouse thought that it was inventing. The gruffalo threatens to eat the mouse, but again the mouse is cunning: it tells the gruffalo that it, the mouse, is the scariest animal in the forest. Laughing, the gruffalo agrees to follow the mouse as it demonstrates how feared it is. The two walk through the forest, encountering in turn the animals that had earlier menaced the mouse. Each is terrified by the sight of the pair and runs off -and each time the gruffalo becomes more impressed with the mouse's apparent toughness. Exploiting this, the mouse threatens to eat the gruffalo, which flees.

1 comment:

BoeyJoey said...

An ineteresting story; must be entertaining for Nicholas. Glad that he enjoyed it :-).


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