The Giraffe That Taught Me How To Laugh

The Giraffe That Taught Me How To Laugh

by Jon Jon Lannen

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The Giraffe That Taught Me How To Laugh is the cultivation of the Jon Jon Lannen's love for the soul's art of improvisation. This uplifting story begins with a young boy who tassels his way through the jungle to meet the giraffe that taught him how to laugh. Life, the giraffe, becomes one of the most beautiful influences in the young boy's life by teaching him the basics of improv. The giraffe's love and understanding for the art is contagiously caught by the young man, which creates beautiful scenes and understanding of character. The Giraffe That Taught Me How To Laugh is the first improv children's book of its kind and has inspired a diverse group of humans. It combines an enthusiastic, yet respectful, approach to passing on the study of improvisation. Sparking imagination to create beautiful journeys is the essence and beauty of a child's world of improvisation. The journey of The Giraffe That Taught Me How To Laugh will stick with you, whether you're a seasoned actor or a child. Improvisation is bliss. Yes. And.


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ISBN-13: 9781449059309
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 05/13/2010
Pages: 28
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.07(d)

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The Giraffe That Taught Me How to Laugh


By Jon Jon Lannen

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Copyright © 2010 Jon Jon Lannen
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ISBN: 978-1-4490-5930-9


Chapter One

There once was a boy, Who met an animal that filled his life with joy,

He met Life, the coolest Giraffe, That taught him to have fun and laugh,

Life told him, this art is nothing to fear, Child, just listen here,

Improv is more than a noun, warm-up or game, Improv lets us learn about life and being humane,

It's for any kind of folk, As long as we grace the stage without a single line or joke,

Whether it's Los Angeles, Denver or Chicago we shift, It's a bond to perform knowing all will uplift, Learning to positively accept every gift,

Like a basketball court, It's all about support, support, support,

Audiences sit in captivation, Admiring the way we use our imagination,

Everyone is welcome no matter what anyone will say, Improvisers are White, Black, Asian, Short, Tall & Gay, Amazing teachers support us by cheering Yay,

Some performers are sensitive and shy, But the success lies with the lack of deny,

We know we've been properly christened, When our main goal is to listen, listen,

With pleasure everyone picks up slack, Improvisers have your back, So sit back and relax your crack,

Forms have been showcased in an ordinary fashion, Improv is beautiful because it's our passion,

If we give it the honor to call it our art, We must do it justice by playing from our heart,

Yes. And.

(Continues...)



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