To read aloud, that is what I need.
April 21, 2014 9:08 AM Subscribe
I have an odd job interview coming up. I need advise on a children's book to read to a grown up audience and a two minute poem or "fun" monologue to recite. I think it'd be best if these related to the joy of learning or science. For the book, I might just read part of "Corduroy" because its beautiful and sweet, but what about the other requirement?
posted by stormygrey to Grab Bag (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have one of those creative interviews coming up, I have NO doubt I can do the job. I used to do this job eons ago, it'd be like a stage scientist type gig at a Science Museum. They are structuring the job like its for actors, but the lady in charge told me twice what they really really want is someone who is comfortable talking about science to kids and adults face to face. I can do that! The poems I have memorized already are a little dark (think Destruction of Sennacherib and The Bells) for this audience I think, plus they lack Science(!).
So what poems or passages would you suggest that I perform? Any particularly awesome kid's book you think would be an instant amazing crowd pleaser?