Synopses & Reviews
Kids love to be funny! Every classroom or neighborhood has a kid whose greatest ambition is to make people laugh—and all kids love to laugh at the jokes and antics of their friends. Funny Bones
is designed to bring out the humor in every kid. For those who already have a comic streak, it provides wonderful new material for routines and scenes. For shyer children, it boosts self-confidence and a sense of fun. The first few chapters tackle the idea of comedy and what makes it funny, introducing famous comedians like Charlie Chaplin and Lily Tomlin and a variety of ways for young comics to create a trademark style. Later chapters offer hilarious improv games and valuable tips—for instance, dont ask questions in improv routines, but instead make statements that other actors can build on. The book concludes with comedic scenes for young people and suggestions for comedic play that kids can perform.
“A clever compendium of exercises and scripts.” —Smithsonian
Kids love to laugh, and this fun-filled book gives material for new comedy routines and chapters that introduce famous comedians. Illustrations.
About the Author
Lisa Bany-Winters is director of Northlight Academy, the childrens theater program at Northlight Theater in Skokie, Illinois, and the author of Show Time!