The story of the christmas Play rehearsal and the problems that might be encountered in its production.
It is Christmas time, and the school has been getting ready to perform their Nativity play.
With lines learnt and songs to be sung, it is time for the dress rehearsal. The teacher knows there might be a few problems to sort out, but at least they will know what to improve on or change along the way.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 8 Years|
About the Author
The books have all received 5-star awards from 'Readers Favourite'.
She was initially involved in a playbus charity and left full time teaching to write the photographic history book about the playbus itself.
This led to many questions from the children that she met asking what the playbus did and how was it different to any other ordinary bus. This led to telling stories and eventually the fictional tale was written. JJK261 was the real bus and gave the bus the name Jay-Jay.
Sue has written three adventures for Jay-Jay the playbus, as well as Daisy Daydream the Nursery Rhyme bus. In addition she has written 'A Spooky Tale' for younger readers and is also based on real events from her teaching career. the new book 'The Christmas Play Rehearsal' is also based on the problems she encountered when producing the Christmas Play.
Sue has visited many schools, both as a cover teacher and as an author. Including schools in Spain.
The children love knowing where the inspiration for the stories come from and are fascinated to hear that the bus was in fact real. With both a factual and fictional background to her writing she is able to share her enthusiasm and has many more stories to follow.
Each of her books have a factual link as well as a bus in them somewhere. this was particularly difficult to fit in with the Christmas Nativity story, but yes she did manage it.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Having been in church Christmas shows at a very young age and then being both a parent and a volunteer for this sort of show, I enjoyed this very much. It made me smile and giggle. I think I would share it with kids AFTER they have finished their own program. I wouldn`t want to make them nervous or give them any ideas.
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite It’s that time of year. The children are excited about Christmas and, in some schools, they are learning the true meaning of Christmas. Many teachers are busy preparing the young people to put on plays and special events to entertain the parents. A Nativity play helps one group of children learn about the birth of Jesus. But, they do it in their own special way with their own unique qualities shining through. One of the angels suggests that Mary and Joseph take the bus to Bethlehem and the star that leads the wise men to the manger is dressed like a rock star superstar. And this superstar manages to lead the wise men all over the auditorium, almost running them into the Christmas tree. It doesn’t matter if the production isn't perfect. The parents will love it, just because their young people are performing. And the children will have fun, even if they forget their lines once in a while. The important thing is the lesson they learn about the true meaning of Christmas. Sue Wickstead’s picture book story, The Christmas Play Rehearsal, is full of light-hearted humor and good fun. With colorful illustrations and a genuine passion for the beauty of what children can do, the author presents us with a fun look at the behind-the-scenes drama of a school production. It’s all in good fun and the message is not just the story of Jesus’ birth, but also the camaraderie of the children and the dedication of the teacher that bring this all together. For better or worse, it’s a big day for children, parents and teachers alike. This would be a good story to share with a young reader who’s nervous about opening night of his or her Christmas play. It would also allow children to laugh, not only at the ingenuity of the children in the story, but also at some of the funny things that might occur in their own school production.