Farmyard Security

Book Information
Rating: Excellent
Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Nancy K. Wallace
Illustrator: Michelle Henninger
Publisher: Magic Wagon
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9781616419851
Pages: 32

Farmyard Security is a reader’s theater script and guide and the play is appropriate for students reading between a third- and sixth-grade level. This fairy tale, with elements of Chicken Little, is set on a farm. The hen, who is woken up from her nap by a fallen apple, informs all the animals on the farm that “the sky is falling!” While informing all the animals, the hen and other farmyard friends are lured to “safety” in the wolf’s den. Thankfully, the farmer saves his precious animals from the wolf’s guile and the mystery of the falling sky is resolved.

This reader’s theater script and guide includes all the information one would need to put on this puppet show or play. Information about school plays along with a list of cast, crew, sets, props, makeup, costumes, and stage directions are included. The different parts are color-coded, making it easy for students to identify different characters’ parts. A teacher’s guide with reading levels for each character and additional production tips for this play can be found online.