Issue No. 12 sees us say: “We’re off to the theatre! Curtain up!” When we take to the stage, we can assume multiple roles and act out various scenarios in a flash. This is something that appeals to children in particular. As a wonderful by-product, acting helps children to develop their creativity and their social skills.
In the story The great feast, little Anna takes on the role of director. She wants her friends to act out the traditional fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, but they don’t exactly end up doing as they’re told. This leads to a crazy muddle that just so happens to be a huge relief, as by the end nobody is frightened of the Big Bad Wolf any more. School trip to the theatre follows a little boy to a large theatre, where he gets a look behind the scenes that takes his breath away and inspires him to come up with an idea that is both fun and lucrative. As always, the ‘Brainteasers’ get the little ones thinking: Why do some people love being centre stage whilst others shy away? Our Activity page in this issue aims to inspire readers to write a short play of their own and perform it with finger puppets they have made themselves.
Authors & Illustrators: Tanja Fabsits, Beatrice Cerocchi, Heike Faller, Joanne Liu, Julia Schlager, Christina Gransow, Lenz Mosbacher, Chloé Perarnau, Agi Ofner
40 pages, haptically appealing paper, 20x22cm, commercial-free, printed according to the guidelines of the Austrian ecolabel
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