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The Skit Book: 101 Skits From Kids

The Skit Book: 101 Skits From Kids

Author: Margaret Read MacDonald

Every spring parents come into my library desperate for a book of skits. They have been put in charge of skit night at 5th grade eco-camp. Finally I decided to just write one for them. I asked every kid I met what skits they recalled from camp. When I reached 101, I sent in the manuscript. These skits are the folklore of kids. They pass them from person to person as the kids move from camp to camp.

I give outlines for 101 camp skits. The kids in your group will easily improv a performance from this.

Type Year Publisher Price Length   ISBN
Paperback  2006  August House  $17.95  160 pages  0874837855 

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"Even reading the book can make a person laugh” “The possibilities are endless. I recommend this book to kids ages eight to fifteen and their teachers, group leaders and camp counselors"  ...KLIATT Young Adult Paperback Book Guide

"Just the bones of skits so kids can improvise. Most take about 15 minutes to practice and perform"  ...Child Magazine

"A list of characters, an outline of the action, and suggested dialogue or improvisations for each skit are given. ...Should appeal to a juvenile sense of humor."  ...School Library Journal, June 1990

"Useful for adults working with children."  ...Horn Book Guide, Jan-June 1990

"Simple to perform and requiring little, if any preparation, these skits should motivate even the shyest student to participate."  ...Library Talk, November December 1990

"For rainy days or campfire, have on hand THE SKIT BOOK...Most take about 15 minutes to practice and perform."  ...Child, August 1990

"MacDonald's book provides a number of interesting text outlines and reminds us how neglected is this genre in even the most recent collections of children's folklore."  ...Children's Folklore 1991, Jay Mechling

"funny, silly and sometimes gross--in other words pretty much all the things kids like."  ...Booklist, July 1 1990


Elementary School Library Collection, 22 Ed.

Children’s Catalog, 16th ed.

Best Books for Children, 7th ed.

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