Act I – In the Living Room
(Mother is watching TV. Father is reading the newspaper. Son is coloring a book. He shows the page to his mother)
Son: Look, mom, do you like it?
Mother: Hmmm…why did you color everything green?
Son: Why not?
Mother: Because not everything you see is green. Just look at the rainbow… all the different colors make it look so beautiful!
Son: Wow! You’re right. Mom… why do dolphins make so many sounds?
Mother: Because that’s the way they communicate.
Son: With whom?
Mother: With other sea animals.
Son: Dad, why does rain fall from the sky?
Father: Well, rain falls from the clouds, not from the sky.
Father: The clouds have the water in the form of water vapour, which condenses due to low temperature in the atmosphere and come to earth as rain.
Son: Oh…you’re right. The teacher explained that to us in science class. Mom, what if…
Mother: You are asking too many questions, dear.
Son: My teacher said it’s good to be curious.
Mother: She’s right, it is good to be curious. (she stands up and goes to a bookcase in the living room) Come here…I want to show you something special.
(Son stands up)
Son: What is it?
Mother: Do you see all these books?
Mother: This set of books is yours… it’s called an encyclopedia.
Son: An encyclopedia? What’s that?
(Father stands up and takes one of the books)
Father: An encyclopedia is a book or books that have information about many subjects. With these books you can learn about many things.
Son: Like what?
Father: You can learn about the human body, history, weather, music, inventions, insects…
Son: Wow! Let me see it, dad.
(Father gives Son a book)
Son: I like it…It has many pictures!
Father: Yes, it does.
Son: Can I learn about dinosaurs in here?
Son: Can I learn about airplanes in here?
Father: Why don’t we look?
(Father and Son sit and read the book)
Mother: Great! I’ll bring you some lemonade.
Son: Look dad! What kind of airplane is this?
Father: Let’s read the information…Hmmm… it says it’s an….
Author: K I D S I N C O
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