ļ»æThe name of the show appears in colourful letters on an animated sky. It reads "TVO Kids Power hour of learning. Teacher edition."

The announcer says WELCOME TO
TVOKIDS
POWER HOUR OF LEARNING.
TODAY'S JUNIOR LESSON:
PERSONIFICATION.

The caption changes to "Today's junior lesson."

The caption changes to "Junior 4-6. Teacher Jenny."

Teacher Jenny is in her twenties, with long wavy light brown hair with bangs and wears glasses and a blue sweatshirt.

She sits on her couch with her cat on her lap and her stuffed animals behind her.

She says HI THERE, EVERYONE.
I HOPE YOU'RE
ALL HAVING A FANTASTIC DAY.
I AM TEACHER JENNY.
AND THIS IS RUPERT!
RUPERT, ARE YOU
DANCING WITH EXCITEMENT
BECAUSE YOU GET TO BE ON TVO'S
POWER HOUR OF LEARNING SHOW?
(GASPING)

She gets closer to her cat and says WHAT'S THAT?
NO?
YOU'RE NOT DANCING?
BECAUSE YOU'RE A CAT AND DANCING
IS STRICTLY A HUMAN ACTIVITY?
AND I AM JUST USING THE LITERARY
DEVICE CALLED "PERSONIFICATION."
WHERE A PERSON GIVES HUMAN
TRAITS TO NON-HUMAN ANIMALS
OR OBJECTS?
WELL, IN THAT CASE,
I GUESS PERSONIFICATION SHOULD
BE THE FOCUS OF TODAY'S SHOW.
SO, FIRST OFF,
I HAVE
A QUESTION FOR ALL OF YOU.
WHAT STRATEGIES
HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT
THAT REALLY HELP TO MAKE
YOUR WRITING MORE INTERESTING?
IF YOU WERE WRITING A POEM,
A STORY, A PLAY, OR AN ESSAY,
WHAT KINDS OF STRATEGIES MIGHT
YOU DO TO REALLY CAPTIVATE
THE INTEREST OF YOUR READERS?
OR, YOU CAN ALSO THINK ABOUT
WHAT SOME
OF YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHORS DO
TO BRING THEIR IDEAS TO LIFE
AND CREATE REALLY POWERFUL,
OR ENTERTAINING IMAGES
IN THE MINDS OF THEIR READERS.
ONE THING WRITERS CAN DO
IS USE NOUNS AND VERBS TOGETHER
IN SPECIAL WAYS
TO ADD INTEREST TO THEIR WORK.
SO, LET'S
TAKE A MINUTE TO REVIEW
WHAT NOUNS AND VERBS ARE.
SO, A NOUN IS A WORD,
OR A SET OF WORDS
FOR A PERSON,
PLACE, THING, OR IDEA.
SO EXAMPLES OF NOUNS ARE:
A CAT, A KITCHEN,
SCIENCE, OR LOVE.
AND, VERBS ARE A WORD,
OR A SET OF WORDS,
THAT REALLY SHOW ACTION.
SO, EXAMPLES OF THIS COULD BE:
SLEEP, OR SING,
OR RUN, OR EAT, OR LIFT.
SO NOW, WE'RE GONNA TAKE A LOOK
AT HOW NOUNS AND VERBS
CAN BE USED TOGETHER
IN SPECIAL WAYS.
LET'S TAKE A LOOK.

A caption reads "Finding nouns, verbs and personification."

Next to an animated plum, a sentence reads "The plum patiently waited to be plucked from the tree."

Teacher Jenny says SO, LET'S TAKE A MINUTE TO
IDENTIFY THE NOUN AND VERB
IN THIS SENTENCE.
"THE PLUM PATIENTLY WAITED
TO BE PLUCKED FROM THE TREE."
SO, OUR NOUN IS "PLUM."
RIGHT?
THIS IS OUR PLUM.
THIS IS THE THING
THAT'S IN OUR SENTENCE.
AND WHAT IS THE PLUM DOING?
IT IS WAITING, RIGHT?
"THE PLUM PATIENTLY WAITED."
SO, WHAT DO YOU NOTICE
THAT'S INTERESTING
ABOUT THIS NOUN AND THIS VERB?
WELL, I THINK A GOOD FIRST
IMPORTANT QUESTION TO ASK IS,
"CAN PLUMS ACTUALLY
WAIT IN REAL LIFE?"
NO!
THE AUTHOR IS JUST
USING THEIR IMAGINATION.
WE KNOW THAT PLUMS DO NOT
EXPERIENCE THE SENSATION
OF WAITING AROUND
LIKE PEOPLE DO.
HOWEVER, THE PLUM IS DESCRIBED
AS PATIENTLY WAITING,
JUST LIKE A HUMAN
MIGHT DO IN REAL LIFE.
AND THIS REALLY CAPTURES
THE READER'S ATTENTION
AND GIVES CHARACTER TO THE PLUM.
SO, HOW DOES THE IDEA OF
"A PLUM PATIENTLY WAITING."
CHANGE HOW YOU THINK
OR FEEL ABOUT THE PLUM?
MAYBE WE THINK
"THAT PLUM IS VERY RELAXED."
OR, "THAT PLUM
IS ENJOYING LIFE AS IT COMES."
OR MAYBE WE THINK
"THAT PLUM IS ALIVE!"
SO, WE CAN PICTURE
SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS
WHEN WE GIVE
THESE CHARACTERISTICS
TO SOMETHING LIKE A PLUM
THAT'S JUST WAITING THERE
PATIENTLY TO BE PLUCKED.
SO, THAT SEEMS
A LOT MORE INTERESTING
THAN IF I TELL YOU TO
IMAGINE A PLUM.
SLIGHTLY LESS INTERESTING
AND EXCITING, ISN'T IT?
NOW, WHY DON'T YOU SEE IF YOU
CAN FIND SOME NON-HUMAN THING
IN YOUR ROOM AND TRY
TO USE PERSONIFICATION ON IT.
IT CAN LITERALLY
BE ANYTHING THAT'S NOT A PERSON.
SO LET ME SEE
WHAT I HAVE AROUND ME.
OH, I KNOW!

She grabs a blue pillow and says THIS PILLOW
IS REALLY GOOD AT HOLDING ME
WHEN I'M FEELING DOWN.
BUT, PEOPLE ARE USUALLY THE ONES
THAT ACTUALLY CAN HOLD YOU
WHEN YOU'RE FEELING DOWN.
OOH, I KNOW!

She touches a stuffed octopus behind her and says THIS OCTOPUS
CLEARLY LIKES TO DANCE.
BUT AGAIN, DANCING IS REALLY
MORE OF A HUMAN ACTIVITY.
HM.
OH!
YOU KNOW WHAT?

She grabs a stuffed onion and says I THINK THIS ONION
IS FEELING A LITTLE INSECURE
ABOUT HIS HEIGHT
NEXT TO THE OCTOPUS.
BUT AGAIN, INSECURITY
IS REALLY MORE OF A HUMAN TRAIT
AND NOT SO MUCH AN ONION TRAIT.
OH, I HAVE ANOTHER ONE!
THIS DONUT
IS REALLY CALLING MY NAME.
BUT DONUTS CAN'T SPEAK.
AGAIN, HUMANS SPEAK.
AND, YOU KNOW,
I WAS LOOKING FOR RUPERT,
BUT I CAN'T SEEM
TO FIND HIM ANYWHERE.
I GUESS HE'S CAMERA SHY.
BUT, CATS PROBABLY
DON'T KNOW WHAT CAMERAS ARE.
SO, CAN THEY
REALLY BE CAMERA SHY?
I DON'T THINK SO.
ANOTHER HUMAN TRAIT!
SO, I HOPE YOU WERE ABLE
TO FIND SOME OBJECTS OR ANIMALS
AROUND YOUR ROOM
THAT YOU COULD PERSONIFY TOO.
AND NOW, AS WE HAVE LEARNED,
GIVING ALL OF THESE OBJECTS
OR ANIMALS HUMAN TRAITS
IS CALLED PERSONIFICATION
AND THIS IS A LITERARY DEVICE.
SO, LITERARY DEVICES ARE
SPECIFIC LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES
WHICH AUTHORS USE TO CREATE TEXT
THAT IS CLEAR, INTERESTING,
AND MEMORABLE.
SOME OTHER EXAMPLES OF
LITERARY DEVICES ARE METAPHORS,
WHERE A WRITER
COMPARES ONE THING TO ANOTHER.
SO, FOR EXAMPLE,
YOU COULD SAY
"LIFE IS A ROLLERCOASTER."
SO, IS LIFE REALLY
A ROLLERCOASTER?
IF IT WAS, WE PROBABLY
WOULD HAVE A LOT OF TROUBLE
GETTING ANYTHING DONE.
SO, IT'S NOT
REALLY A ROLLERCOASTER.
BUT AGAIN, BY USING
LITERARY DEVICES LIKE METAPHOR,
WE PRESENT IDEAS
IN A MORE INTERESTING WAY
THAT BETTER
CAPTURES OUR IMAGINATION.
SO, NOW, LET'S TAKE AN EVEN
CLOSER LOOK AT PERSONIFICATION.
UP NEXT, WE HAVE
TEACHER SHAHANA.
AND SHE WILL TELL YOU
ALL ABOUT PERSONIFICATION
AND WHY WRITERS USE IT
TO ENGAGE THEIR AUDIENCE.
AS YOU WATCH, PAY ATTENTION
TO THE REASONS SHAHANA GIVES
FOR WHY THE AUTHORS
USE PERSONIFICATION.
LET'S WATCH.

Teacher Shahana stands in front of a big screen.

Teacher Shahana is in her twenties, with above the shoulder straight brown hair. She wears black leggings and a blue Homework Zone T-shirt.

She says HEY, TVOKIDS, I'M
TEACHER SHAHANA.
AND TODAY I'M HERE
TO TELL YOU ABOUT
A SPECIAL WRITING
TOOL OR TECHNIQUE
THAT WRITERS USE CALLED
PERSONIFICATION.
NOW, EVERYONE KNOWS
WHAT A PERSON IS,
BUT WHAT ON EARTH IS
PERSONIFICATION?
WELL, IF WE LOOK INSIDE
THE BIGGER WORD,
WE SEE THE WORD THAT
WE ALL KNOW... PERSON.
SO, ALL IT REALLY IS IS
A TOOL THAT WRITERS USE
WHEN THEY GIVE HUMAN
QUALITIES TO ANIMALS,
OBJECTS AND OTHER
NON-HUMAN THINGS.
IN OTHER WORDS, THEY
MAKE NON-HUMAN THINGS
SOUND LIKE THEY'RE
REAL PEOPLE.
HERE ARE A FEW
EXAMPLES OF SENTENCES
THAT USE PERSONIFICATION.
LET'S SEE IF WE CAN
IDENTIFY THE WORD OR PHRASE
IN THE SENTENCE THAT
PERSONIFIES THE SUBJECT.
HERE'S OUR FIRST SENTENCE:
"THE STARS DANCED PLAYFULLY
IN THE MOONLIT SKY."
NOW, THE FIRST THING
WE WANT TO DO IS
IDENTIFY THE SUBJECT
OF THE SENTENCE.
IN THIS CASE, THE SENTENCE
IS TALKING ABOUT THE STARS,
SO WE CAN CIRCLE
OUR SUBJECT.
AND IN THE SENTENCE THE
STARS ARE MADE TO SOUND,
KIND OF, LIKE THEY'RE
LIVING OR HUMAN
BECAUSE THE SENTENCE SAYS,
"THEY DANCED PLAYFULLY."
SO THE WORD THAT
PERSONIFIES THE STARS,
OR MAKES THEM SOUND
REAL, IS THE WORD DANCED.
LET'S TRY OUT
ANOTHER EXAMPLE:
"THE THUNDER GRUMBLED
LIKE AN OLD MAN."
HMM, WELL, HERE
IN THIS CASE,
OUR SUBJECT IS
THE THUNDER;
THAT'S WHAT THE SENTENCE
IS TALKING ABOUT.
THE SENTENCE SAYS THAT
"THE THUNDER GRUMBLED
LIKE AN OLD MAN."
WE ALL KNOW THAT THUNDER
CAN'T REALLY GRUMBLE,
BUT PERHAPS THE
SENTENCE TELLS US THAT
THUNDER IS GRUMBLING
SO WE CAN IMAGINE
WHAT THE THUNDER
WOULD SOUND LIKE.
NOW, HERE'S OUR
LAST EXAMPLE:
"MY COMPUTER THROWS
A FIT EVERY TIME
I TRY TO USE IT."
THE SUBJECT IS
MY COMPUTER.
HMM, A COMPUTER CAN'T
REALLY THROW A FIT.
ALTHOUGH, PERHAPS THE
SENTENCE IS JUST SAYING
THAT THE COMPUTER DOESN'T
WORK WHEN YOU TURN IT ON.
AND WE CAN SEE
THAT HAPPENING
OVER HERE IN
THIS PICTURE.
NOW, WHY DO WRITERS
USE PERSONIFICATION?
THERE ARE THREE
MAIN REASONS WHY:
FOR ONE, IT CAN BE
USED AS A WAY
TO DESCRIBE SOMETHING
SO THAT OTHERS
CAN UNDERSTAND
IT BETTER.
NUMBER TWO, IT CAN BE USED
TO EMPHASIZE A POINT,
OR TO MAKE A POINT STAND
OUT OR TO STRESS IT.
AND FINALLY, IT CAN
SPICE UP OUR WRITING
AND MAKE IT SOUND MUCH
MORE COLOURFUL AND LIVELY.
THANKS FOR JOINING
ME, TVOKIDS.
I'M TEACHER SHAHANA.
AND THE NEXT
TIME YOU WRITE,
MAKE SURE YOU USE
PERSONIFICATION.

Teacher Jenny says SO, HOPEFULLY THE MEANING
OF PERSONIFICATION
IS BECOMING PRETTY CLEAR NOW.
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT A FEW POEMS
AND SEE IF WE CAN
SPOT THE NOUNS, VERBS,
AND PERSONIFICATION.
SO, WE WANNA THINK ABOUT HOW
THESE NOUNS AND VERBS IMPACT
THE MEANINGS OF THE SENTENCES.
SO, THIS FIRST ONE'S
CALLED
THE STORM.

She reads the poem and says "A STORM IS COMING.
THE WIND HOWLS
LOUDER AND LOUDER."
NOW, CAN WIND ACTUALLY HOWL?
THAT'S NOT REALLY...

She says I MEAN, IT DOESN'T
HAVE THE VOCAL CORDS,
OR THE MOUTH TO HOWL,
BUT WE'RE SAYING IT DOES.
SO, TO CREATE THAT
REALLY COOL IMAGE IN OUR HEAD
OF THIS POWERFUL, HOWLING WIND.

She continues to read and says "THE SKY TURNS OUT THE LIGHT
AND PULLS UP A THICK BLANKET
OF HEAVY GREY CLOUDS."
NOW, FOR THIS ONE, YOU KNOW,
THE SKY DOESN'T REALLY HAVE ARMS
OR A FINGER
TO TURN OFF THE LIGHT,
OR PULL UP THOSE BLANKETS,
BUT IT CREATES A REALLY COOL
IMAGE IN OUR MINDS.
"A STORM IS COMING.
LIGHTNING FLASHES IN ANGER
AND THUNDER YELLS BACK."
SO, AGAIN, WE'RE PUTTING
HUMAN EMOTIONS ONTO THESE... .ONTO NATURE REALLY.
AND, "THE SKY GROWS SAD
AND BEGINS TO CRY.
DROPLETS OF RAIN
GROW LARGER AND LARGER,
SPILLING DOWN THE SKY'S CHEEKS."
SO, WE KNOW SKIES
DON'T REALLY HAVE CHEEKS
AND THAT THEY CAN'T REALLY CRY.
BUT RAINDROPS
CAN SEEM LIKE TEARS,
AND THE SKY CAN SEEM LIKE A FACE
WITH TEARS DRIBBLING DOWN.
SO IT'S CREATING ALL OF THESE
DIFFERENT HUMAN PICTURES
IN OUR HEADS.
AND, "A STORM HAS ARRIVED."
SO THAT WAS OUR FIRST ONE.
NOW, WE'RE GOING TO GO
OVER TO
ALONG THE PATH.

She reads the second poem and says "A TREE LIFTS ITS ARMS
TO THE SKY AND STRETCHES,
AS THE LEAVES FALL FROM ITS
BRANCHES AND DANCE TO THE SONG
OF THE WIND."
SO HERE WE'VE GOT TREES
LIFTING AND STRETCHING
AND WE'VE GOT LEAVES FALLING
DOWN AND DANCING IN THE WIND.
AGAIN, DANCING JUST LIKE HUMANS.
"AND THE BIRDS
GOSSIP TO ONE ANOTHER
BEFORE PREPARING
TO TAKE FLIGHT."
SO HERE, "GOSSIP."
IS WHEN YOU'RE TALKING
BEHIND PEOPLE'S BACKS,
MAYBE SAYING
SOMETHING EMBARRASSING.
AND WE'VE GOT THE BIRDS
DOING IT THIS TIME.
"THEY SAY 'ONE, TWO, THREE, GO!'
AND ARE OFF INTO THE SKY.
THE PATH WINDS
ONE WAY AND THEN ANOTHER
NOT KNOWING
ITS FINAL DESTINATION."
SO, WE'VE GOT BIRDS SPEAKING
AND THE PATH "KNOWING,"
WHICH WE KNOW
A PATH CAN'T REALLY DO.
BUT IT DOES CREATE ALL
OF THESE AMAZING IMAGES FOR US
AND MAKES THE POEM MORE
INTERESTING AND DESCRIPTIVE.
I HAVE ONE MORE POEM HERE
CALLED
DINNER'S READY.
"TWISTS OF PASTA SWIM
IN A POT OF HOT SAUCE
VEGETABLES SING
IN A PAN OF SIZZLING OIL.
POTATOES DANCE
AND SWIRL TOGETHER
AS THEY ARE MASHED
IN THEIR LITTLE BED.
BREAD AND BUTTER WHISPER SECRETS
AS THEY COME
TOGETHER ON A PLATE.
MEAT MUTTERING IN THE OVEN.
DINNER'S READY."
SO HERE, ALL OF OUR FOODS
ARE DOING HUMAN ACTIONS LIKE,
SWIMMING, SINGING, DANCING,
WHISPERING, AND MUTTERING.
ALL THINGS THAT FOOD
CAN'T REALLY DO,
BUT WHEN YOU GIVE THEM
THESE DESCRIPTIONS,
IT MAKES IT SO MUCH MORE ALIVE
AND FULL OF INTEREST
AND IMAGINATION.
SO NOW,
SOMETHING THAT I WANNA DO,
NOW THAT WE'VE
READ THROUGH ALL THE POEMS,
IS TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME
FOR YOU TO CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE
EXAMPLE OF PERSONIFICATION.
AND, IF YOU CAN,
TRY TO THINK OF HOW THIS EXAMPLE
HELPS YOU REALLY CONNECT
WITH WHAT THE AUTHOR IS SAYING,
WHATEVER THEIR MESSAGE IS.
YOU CAN WRITE YOUR THOUGHTS
DOWN ON A PIECE OF PAPER,
ON A COMPUTER, OR EVEN AUDIO
RECORD THEM IF YOU WANT,
OR JUST SHOUT YOUR IDEAS OUT
AND MAYBE I'LL EVEN HEAR THEM.
AND AS YOU
COME UP WITH YOUR IDEAS,
I'M GONNA WRITE DOWN
A FEW EXAMPLES OF MY FAVOURITES
FROM THESE POEMS.
SO, I THINK FOR THIS FIRST ONE,
ONE OF MY FAVOURITES IS
"THE SKY TURNS OUT THE LIGHTS
AND PULLS UP A THICK BLANKET
OF HEAVY GREY CLOUDS."
AND I REALLY LIKE THIS ONE
BECAUSE IT HELPS ME VISUALIZE
THE THICK, HEAVY CLOUDS,
AND ALSO MAKES ME
FEEL KIND OF COZY,
THE WAY THAT I DO
WHEN I AM SAFE INSIDE
AND THERE'S A BIG,
BOOMING THUNDERSTORM OUTSIDE.
SO, I REALLY LIKE THAT ONE
AND ALL THE IMAGES
THAT IT CREATES FOR ME.
IN THE SECOND ONE,
I THINK I REALLY LIKE THE LINE
ABOUT THE BIRDS
GOSSIPING TO ONE ANOTHER
BECAUSE IT MAKES ME PICTURE
LITTLE BIRDS HUDDLED TOGETHER
SWAPPING AMUSING OR EMBARRASSING
STORIES ABOUT THE LOCAL BIRDS.
AND, I PERSONALLY
FIND THIS HILARIOUS
BECAUSE BIRDS SIMPLY ARE
NOTHING LIKE GOSSIPING HUMANS.
SO THE PICTURE OF IT
IS PRETTY ENTERTAINING FOR ME.
AND FINALLY,
"TWISTS OF PASTA
SWIM IN A POT OF HOT SAUCE."
FOR ME, THIS IS THE BEST LINE,
BECAUSE, SOMEHOW I'M PICTURING
THIS TWISTED PASTA AND SAUCE
SO VIVIDLY, AND THE IDEA OF
SWIMMING AROUND IN HOT SAUCE
SEEMS KIND OF FUN, AND SOMEHOW
SEEMS TO MAKE THE PASTA SOUND
EVEN MORE DELICIOUS.
SOMEHOW.
I'M NOT SURE.
BUT, THAT IS MINE.
I HOPE YOU FOUND
SOME GREAT EXAMPLES AS WELL.
NOW THAT YOU'VE PICKED OUT
YOUR FAVOURITE EXAMPLE
OF PERSONIFICATION,
IF YOU HAVE SOME PAPER, CRAYONS,
OR SOMETHING ELSE TO DRAW ON,
SEE IF YOU CAN DRAW A PICTURE OF
THE EXAMPLE OF PERSONIFICATION
THAT YOU CHOSE.
AND, ANOTHER OPTION TO DO IS YOU
COULD SEARCH FOR AN IMAGE ONLINE
THAT REPRESENTS HOW THAT
PERSONIFICATION MADE YOU FEEL.
NEXT UP, WE ARE GOING TO WATCH
AN EPISODE OF
LET'S GO, LUNA.
AND SINCE WE ARE SPENDING
TODAY'S SHOW TALKING ABOUT
GIVING HUMAN TRAITS TO
NON-HUMAN THINGS, AS YOU WATCH,
SEE IF YOU CAN PICK OUT
ALL THE DIFFERENT HUMAN TRAITS
THAT ARE GIVEN
TO THE ANIMALS OR OBJECTS
ON THE
LET'S GO, LUNA
SHOW.
ARE THESE NON-HUMAN CREATURES
AND OBJECTS DOING THINGS
THAT THEY COULDN'T DO
IN REAL LIFE?
DOES THAT MAKE THEM
AND THE STORY BEING TOLD
MORE INTERESTING?
THINK ABOUT
THESE THINGS AS YOU WATCH.
AND WHEN WE COME BACK,
WE CAN LIST THE MANY DIFFERENT
HUMAN TRAITS THAT YOU SAW.

The episode rolls.

In animation, a globe spins as 3 animals in clothes pop up on screen.

Leo is an Australian wombat; Andy is an American frog; Carmen, a Mexican butterfly.

Leo says WE LIVE IN A BIG,
BEAUTIFUL WORLD.
I'M LEO.

Andy says I'M ANDY.

Carmen says AND I'M CARMEN.
OUR PARENTS WORK IN A CIRCUS
THAT TRAVELS
ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
AND WE TRAVEL WITH THEM.

Andy says SO WE NEVER KNOW WHERE IN
THE WORLD WE WILL END UP NEXT.
(TRAIN WHISTLING,
BOAT SOUNDING HORN)

Carmen says BUT WHEREVER WE GO,
WE KNOW THAT LUNA THE MOON
WILL BE THERE WITH US.

A song plays that says TRAVELLING THE WORLD
AS A TRIO
ANDY AND CARMEN AND LEO
WITH LUNA THE MOON
AND SOME NEW FRIENDS TOO
EVERYONE'S DIFFERENT
AND REALLY
THEY'RE JUST LIKE YOU

Andy, Luna, Carmen and Luna travel all around the world having different adventures.

The song continues ALL AROUND THE WORLD
LET'S GO, LUNA
LET'S GO
ALL AROUND THE WORLD
LET'S GO, LUNA
LET'S GO

The name of the show reads "Let's go Luna."

The name of the episode reads "The big squeeze."

(WHISTLING)

At the "Circo Fabuloso" tent, Carmen plays the guitar.

Leo says WOW, CARMEN!
THAT SOUNDS FANTASTIC.
YOU'RE SO GOOD ON GUITAR.

Carmen says THANKS, LEO.

Andy says YEAH, I BET YOU COULD
PLAY ANY INSTRUMENT.
(CRASHING)
HM?

They yell as they see barrels rolling their way.

(YELLING)

The say BARRELS!
WHAT?

Rolling on a barrel, a pink German rat says HA-HA
THAT IS BUT A TASTE
OF THE PERFORMANCE
YOU WILL ENJOY
LATER TONIGHT AT THE CIRCO.

Andy and Leo say YEAH!

Leo says THAT WAS COOL.
WHO ARE YOU GUYS?

The rat says OH, SO GLAD YOU ASKED.
LET ME GET MY ANNOUNCER.

Luna Moon pops out of the barrel and says TA-DA!

Andy and Leo say LUNA!

They sing a song that goes LUNA, COME AND PLAY
LUNA'S HERE,
WHAT DO YOU SAY?
LUNA BRIGHT AS DAY
SHOW US THE WORLD
LEAD THE WAY

Luna says AND NOW, MAY I INTRODUCE,
THE STAR OF THE SHOW.
FRIDA THE FANTASTISCH FRAULEIN!
SHE DOES TRICKS AND DANCES.
(CRICKETS CHIRPING)
ON A BARREL!

They all say YAY!

Frida says BUT WITHOUT
FREDDIE'S ACCORDION PLAYING,
THE ACT WOULD FALL TO PIECES.

Freddie the German shrew plays the accordion.

Leo says FANTASTIC!
AN ACCORDION!

Andy says YEAH!
WHAT'S AN ACCORDION?

Carmen says WELL, ANDY, AN ACCORDION...

Andy says ALSO, WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE WE?

Luna says WELL, ANDY, TODAY WE'RE IN...

Andy says ALSO, WHERE DO
ACCORDIONS COME FROM?
(SIGHING)

Luna says MAYBE WE SHOULD JUST LET
THE MAGIC GLOBE HANDLE THIS ONE.
(LAUGHING)

Carmen says GOOD CALL.

Carmen tosses a tiny globe up in the air.

The globe spins and says OH, HELLO, EVERYONE!

The globe shows them images of Munich and says AND WELCOME
TO THE CITY OF MUNICH!
WHAT FREDDIE IS PLAYING
IS CALLED AN ACCORDION.
THE ACCORDION IS A VERY POPULAR
INSTRUMENT HERE IN MUNICH.
AND WAS CREATED
IN THIS VERY COUNTRY: GERMANY.
THE ACCORDION MAKES A BEAUTIFUL
SOUND WHEN YOU SQUEEZE IT.
SOMETIMES YOU USE KEYS
TO MAKE DIFFERENT NOTES.
JUST LIKE ON A PIANO.
AND IF WE WERE
TO COUNT THE THREE OF YOU
IN THE GERMAN LANGUAGE,
I WOULD SAY "EINS, ZWEI, DREI."
OR, ONE, TWO, THREE.
SEE YA, GUYS.

Carmen says EINS, ZWEI, DREI.

The kids say THANK YOU, MAGIC GLOBE.
IT'S NICE TO MEET
A FELLOW MUSICIAN, FREDDIE.
YOU SOUND GREAT
ON THAT ACCORDION.

Freddie says I AM GREAT.
I SEE YOU PLAY THE GUITAR.
VERY NICE.

Carmen says I DO.
WELL, I PLAY
A LOT OF INSTRUMENTS.
BUT, THE GUITAR
IS WHAT I PLAY BEST.

Freddie says WELL, I PLAY EVERYTHING BEST.
I CAN LEARN TO PLAY
ANY INSTRUMENT QUITE QUICKLY.
LET ME SEE THAT GUITAR.
PLEASE HOLD MY ACCORDION.
(KNUCKLES CRACKING)
(STRUMMING BADLY)
HERE WE GO.
(STRUMMING BADLY)
AI-YAI-YAI!
I CANNOT PLAY LIKE THIS.
I'M SORRY,
BUT I JUST REMEMBERED SOMETHING.
I REMEMBERED THAT
I HAVE TO, UM, UH,
IRON MY SOCKS.
YEAH, THAT'S IT.
IT'S A TERRIBLE WRINKLED
SOCK SITUATION YOU SEE.

Carmen says BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
TONIGHT WITH YOUR ACCORDION?

Freddie says NOPE, NOPE.
I SIMPLY CANNOT PERFORM
WITH WRINKLED SOCKS.
I WON'T BE BACK
UNTIL QUITE LATE.
SO, EVEN THOUGH
I WOULD LOVE TO SHOW YOU
HOW BEAUTIFULLY I PLAY THIS
GUITAR, I'LL JUST LEAVE IT HERE.
AND GOODBYE!

She runs away.

Luna says A WRINKLED SOCK SITUATION?

Frida says BUT WHO WILL PLAY
ACCORDION FOR ME,
FRIDA THE FANTASTISCH FRAULEIN?
(SCREAMING)

SeƱor Moncarlo Fabuloso, a pink flamingo that is the circus' ringmaster, pops up on the state, screams and says I JUST HEARD THE NEWS!
THIS CANNOT BE!
A TRAGIC AND VERY REAL
WRINKLED SOCK SITUATION!
AND ON THE NIGHT
OF OUR BIG SHOW.
WITH FREDDIE GONE,
WHO WILL PLAY THE ACCORDION
FOR TONIGHT'S SHOW?

(CARMEN
PLAYING THE ACCORDION BADLY)

SeƱor Fabuloso says CARMEN!
CARMEN, CARMEN, CARMEN.
YOU ARE GREAT
AT PLAYING EVERYTHING, RIGHT?
YOU MUST FILL IN
FOR FREDDIE TONIGHT.
I AM BEGGING YOU.

Carmen says WELL, I DON'T KNOW.
I'M WORRIED BECAUSE
I'VE NEVER PLAYED AN ACCORDION.
I DON'T THINK I CAN.

SeƱor Fabuloso says OH, YOU CAN?
FABULOSO!
I KNOW YOU COULD DO IT, CARMEN.
I NEVER DOUBTED YOU
FOR A SECOND.

Carmen says UGH!
THAT'S NOT WHAT I SAID!
ARE YOU EVEN LISTENING TO ME?

SeƱor Fabuloso says NOPE.
ANYWAY, THANK YOU FOR PLAYING
THE ACCORDION TONIGHT, CARMEN.
FRIDA WILL DANCE ON HER BARRELS
AND THE SHOW WILL BE WONDERFUL.
NOW, I WILL GO BACK
TO ADJUSTING MY BOWTIE.

Frida says LET US MEET
AT OLYMPIAPARK LATER.
IT SHOULD BE A GOOD PLACE
TO PRACTISE TONIGHT'S ROUTINE.

Carmen says OKAY...BUT...

Frida says "OKAY, BUT" NOTHING.
IT'S WONDERFUL.
I SHALL SEE YOU THERE,
EXCELLENT MUSICIAN
BUTTERFLY GIRL.

Leo says YOU...DO KNOW HOW TO PLAY
THE ACCORDION, RIGHT?

Carmen says MM, SURE.
HOW HARD COULD IT BE?

Later in the park, Luna, Andy, and Leo watch Carmen practice.

(PLAYING ACCORDION BADLY)
(PLAYING ACCORDION BADLY)
(GRUNTING)
(PLAYING ACCORDION BADLY)

Carmen says THE SHOW IS TONIGHT!
I'LL NEVER BE READY IN TIME.

Luna says YOU'RE A GREAT MUSICIAN, CARMEN.
I KNOW YOU CAN FIGURE THIS OUT.
MAYBE...

Frida comes along dancing on her barrel and says PRACTICE TIME!
CARMEN, LET US BEGIN
REHEARSING FOR TONIGHT'S SHOW.
COME, COME, COME.

Luna says HUH?

Frida says ALL RIGHT, CARMEN.
BEGIN.

Carmen says UH, OKAY.
(PLAYING ACCORDION BADLY)

Frida says WHOOA!
CARMEN, I THOUGHT YOU SAID
YOU COULD PLAY THAT THING.

Carmen says NO!
I TRIED TO TELL YOU, FRIDA.
(SCREAMING)

Frida flips on the barrel.

Luna screams RUNAWAY BARREL!
(SCREAMING)
(CRASHING)

Frida crashes against a tree.

(GASPING)
(SIGHING)

Carmen says WHAT A DISASTER!
I SHOULD JUST GIVE UP
ON PLAYING THE ACCORDION, LUNA.
IT'S LIKE IT'S GOT
A MIND OF ITS OWN.

The accordion blows a raspberry at Carmen.

Carmen says HOW DID FREDDIE
MAKE IT SOUND SO GREAT?

Luna says I'M SURE AT SOME POINT
YOU'LL MASTER THE ACCORDION,
BUT IT TAKES A LOT OF PRACTICE
AND WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF
TIME BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE.
(PLAYING THE ACCORDION
BEAUTIFULLY)

Luna says WOW!
MAYBE I SPOKE TOO SOON.
THAT SOUNDS GREAT, CARMEN!

Carmen says BUT, LUNA, I'M NOT PLAYING.

Luna says YOU'RE NOT?

A tiny German bearded spider pops up from inside the accordion holding a tiny accordion and says NO, I'M AFRAID
SHE WASN'T PLAYING JUST NOW.
IT WAS ME!
HELLO, THERE!
NICE ACCORDION.
THOUGH NOT QUITE
AS BEAUTIFUL AS MY ACCORDION.
DID YOU KNOW ACCORDIONS
COME FROM GERMANY?

Carmen says YES, WE KNOW.
BUT WHO ARE YOU?
(LAUGHING)

Luna says WHY, THIS IS ACCORDION HANS!
THE BEST ACCORDION
PLAYING SPIDER EVER!

Hans says HELLO, LUNA!
(PLAYING THE ACCORDION
BEAUTIFULLY)
(GRUNTING)

Hans says AND WHO MIGHT YOU BE?

Luna says THIS IS MY FRIEND CARMEN.
SHE'S ACTUALLY
LEARNING THE ACCORDION.

Carmen says YEAH, BUT I'M NOT VERY GOOD YET.
SHE NEEDS TO LEARN BY TONIGHT.

Luna says ACCORDION HANS,
CAN YOU TEACH HER?

Hans says TEACH HER?
BY TONIGHT?
MAYBE IF SHE IS A QUICK LEARNER.
ACCORDIONS
TAKE LOTS OF PRACTISE.
WE WILL SEE WHAT WE CAN DO.
COME WITH ME
INTO MY ACCORDY HOUSE.

Carmen says HAS THAT BEEN THERE
THE WHOLE TIME?

Luna says YUP!
(PLAYING THE ACCORDION BADLY)

At the accordy house, Hans says WELL, GOOD NEWS.
YOU WERE RIGHT, CARMEN.
YOU'RE NOT VERY GOOD.
ALL IS NOT LOST.
YOU HAVE ACCORDION POTENTIAL!
YOU SEE, YOUNG BUTTERFLY,
THE ACCORDION
IS A SPECIAL INSTRUMENT
REQUIRING SPECIAL TECHNIQUE.
SQUEEZE IT TOO FAST
AND IT WILL RESIST YOU.
BUT SQUEEZE SLOW AND CONSTANT
AND THE ACCORDION'S
BEAUTIFUL SOUND CAN BE HEARD.
SO YOU SEE, CHILD,
WITH PATIENCE, PRACTICE,
AND OF COURSE,
THE BEST SPIDER TEACHER EVER,
PLAYING THE ACCORDION
CAN BE AS EASY AS...
EINS...

Luna says ZWEI...
A-HEM.

Carmen says OH!
UH, DREI!

Hans sings a song that goes PUT YOUR FINGERS ON THE KEYS
THEN YOU GIVE
A MIGHTY SQUEEZE
ALWAYS MOVING TO AND FRO
THAT'S WHAT MAKES
THE ACCORDION GO
ALL TOGETHER KEEPING TIME
EVERYONE JUST FALLS IN LINE
PLAYING IN SWEET HARMONY
THAT'S THE MUSIC OF GERMANY
NOW YOU'RE GETTING
IN THE GROOVE
ALL THE PARTS
ARE SOUNDING SMOOTH
WE HAVE ONLY JUST BEGUN
NOTHING COULD BE
QUITE AS FUN
AS PLAYING THE ACCORDION
THE SWEETEST SOUND
FOR MILES AROUND
MUSIC OF OLD MUNICH TOWN

Luna says YOU DID IT, CARMEN!
YOU SOUND SO GREAT!

Hans says YES, YOU HAVE COMPLETED
YOUR TRAINING, ACCORDION CARMEN.
(SNIFFLING)

Hans says I'M SO PROUD.

Carmen says THANKS FOR YOUR HELP,
ACCORDION HANS.

Luna says THAT CROWD TONIGHT
IS IN FOR A REAL TREAT.

At the show, the crowd cheers for Carmen and Frida's performance.

(CROWD CHEERING)

(CHEERING)

Leo says GO, CARMEN!

Andy says WOO-HOO!

Frida says READY, CARMEN?

Carmen says YOU BET, FRIDA.

They both jump inside the barrel. The barrel goes up in the air, then comes down, and as they break, Frida and Carmen pose for their grand finale.

(CHEERING AND WHISTLING)

After the show, Carmen goes out looking for Luna.

Luna is up in the sky playing the tuba.

Carmen says LUNA?
LUUUUNA?

Luna says HIYA, CARMEN!
JUST PRACTISING
MY TUBA IN THE SKY.

Carmen says THANKS FOR AN AWESOME DAY
IN MUNICH, GERMANY, LUNA.
I'M SO HAPPY THAT I GOT
TO EXPERIENCE THE ACCORDION.
BUT IT SEEMS LIKE
THERE'S A LOT MORE TO KNOW
ABOUT THE CITY OF MUNICH.

Luna says THERE ARE TONS
OF OTHER THINGS TO LEARN ABOUT
EVERYWHERE WE VISIT.
BUT REMEMBER.
THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW.

Leo tells a story and says HI, IT'S LEO
WITH A STORY FROM GERMANY
CALLED THE MAGIC MOUSE.
ONCE, THERE WAS
A SMALL GREY MOUSE.
WHO THOUGHT
HE LOOKED TOO BORING.
AND THAT HIS FRIENDS
WOULDN'T WANNA PLAY WITH HIM.
HE SAW A HANDSOME BLUE CAT.
(PURRING)

Leo says AND WISHED HE COULD BE
A BLUE-GREY MOUSE-CAT INSTEAD.
TO HIS SURPRISE,
HIS WISH CAME TRUE.
HE HAD NO IDEA
HE HAD MAGICAL POWERS.
NEXT,
HE SAW A BRIGHT GREEN DUCK.
(QUACKING)

Leo says SO HE MADE ANOTHER WISH.
AND POOF!
HE WAS A GREY-BLUE-GREEN
MOUSE-CAT-DUCK.
BUT WAS THAT ENOUGH?
NO.
HE SPIED A TALL,
YELLOW GIRAFFE.
MADE ONE MORE WISH.
AND POOF.
OKAY, HE THOUGHT,
"NOW, THIS IS NOT BORING."

Leo says BUT WHEN HIS FRIENDS SAW HIM...
(SCREAMING)

Leo says THEY RAN AWAY IN FEAR.
MAYBE BEING
A GREY-BLUE-GREEN-YELLOW
MOUSE-CAT-DUCK-GIRAFFE
WASN'T SO GREAT AFTER ALL.
SO HE WISHED AWAY
HIS GIRAFFE PARTS,
HIS DUCK PARTS,
AND HIS CAT PARTS,
UNTIL FINALLY,
HE WAS JUST
A SMALL GREY MOUSE AGAIN.
VERY ORDINARY.
BUT VERY, VERY HAPPY.
THE END.

His friends cheer for him.

Another episode rolls.

The name of the episode reads "Meet the presses."

At the circus, Andy writes a story and says AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST,
ARE THE CIRCO FAVOURITES,
THE SKINNY MELVINIS,
WHO AT THIS VERY MOMENT
ARE ABOUT TO BREAK THE WORLD
RECORD FOR THE LONGEST STANDING
BOWLING PIN TOWER IN HISTORY.
AND THAT'S THE STORY
OF CIRCO FABULOSO.
THE END.

He screams MELVINIS!
I FINALLY FINISHED THE BOOK!

The Malvinis tower collapses.

Andy says OOPS.
SORRY.
BUT, THE GOOD NEWS IS
MY MASTERPIECE IS COMPLETE.

Carmen laughs and says WHAT MASTERPIECE, ANDY?

Andy says I'VE JUST FINISHED
WRITING MY OWN BOOK.
I CALL IT
THE FABULOSO STORY
OF CIRCO FABULOSO!
I'VE BEEN WORKING ON IT
FOR EIGHT DAYS.

Leo says ANDY, THERE ARE
NO PICTURES IN HERE.

Andy says OF COURSE NOT!
THIS IS A SERIOUS BOOK
WRITTEN SERIOUSLY
FOR SERIOUS CIRCO FANS.
SERIOUSLY,
I'VE BEEN WORKING SO HARD.
I DON'T EVEN KNOW
WHERE IN THE WORLD WE ARE.

Carmen laughs and says WELL,
I THINK MAGIC GLOBE
CAN FIX THAT.
(LAUGHING)

Magic Globe pops out of Carmen's pocket and says I SURE CAN, CARMEN!
TODAY,
WE'RE IN THE CITY OF MUNICH,
LOCATED
IN THE COUNTRY OF GERMANY.
GERMANY HAS A LONG HISTORY
OF INVENTING USEFUL THINGS,
LIKE ONE OF THE FIRST BICYCLES
AND A VERY EARLY FORM
OF THE WASHING MACHINE.
BUT, THE MOST IMPORTANT
GERMAN INVENTION OF ALL
WAS JOHANNES GUTENBERG'S
PRINTING PRESS.
A MACHINE THAT CAN MAKE MANY
COPIES OF THINGS, LIKE BOOKS,
AND NEWSPAPERS.
THE GUTENBERG PRINTING PRESS
CHANGED THE WORLD,
MAKING IT EASIER FOR LOTS
MORE PEOPLE TO READ BOOKS.
THERE'S SO MUCH
TO LEARN ABOUT IN MUNICH.
HAVE FUN, KIDS.

Carmen says THANKS, MAGIC GLOBE.
WOW!
I DIDN'T KNOW
SO MANY AMAZING THINGS
WERE CREATED HERE IN GERMANY.
JUST LIKE YOUR BOOK, ANDY.

SeƱor Fabuloso says WHAT'S THAT?
WHAT DID YOU CREATE?
THE FABULOSO STORY
OF THE CIRCO FABULOSO!?
"CIRCO FABULOSO
IS THE DREAM OF ONE MAN,
THE FLAMBOYANT FLAMINGO
KNOWN AS SEƑOR FABULOSO.
ANDY!
I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!
IT'S EVEN HANDWRITTEN.
I AM CRYING
MY SIGNATURE TEARS OF JOY.

Andy says GEE!
THANKS!

SeƱor Fabuloso says BUT NOW, MY TEARS OF JOY
TURN TO TEARS OF SADNESS.
FOR THIS IS BUT ONE BOOK AND I
CAN THINK OF SIX SPECIAL FRIENDS
WHO SIMPLY MUST HAVE THIS BOOK!
PLEASE MAKE ME SIX MORE COPIES
OF THIS WONDERFUL BOOK.

Andy says SURE THING, SEƑOR FABULOSO.

SeƱor Fabuloso says OH, THANK YOU, MR. HOPPER.
IT'S REALLY NO BIG DEAL.
GOOD, BECAUSE I NEED THESE BOOKS
BY SIX O'CLOCK TONIGHT.

Andy says SIX O'CLOCK?

SeƱor Fabuloso says YOU SEE,
I AM HAVING A DINNER PARTY
FOR THOSE SAME
SIX SPECIAL FRIENDS
AND YOUR BOOKS WOULD MAKE
THE PERFECT PARTY FAVOURS.

Andy says B-B-B-BUT THAT'S
IN JUST A COUPLE HOURS!
AND THIS ONE BOOK
TOOK ME EIGHT DAYS TO MAKE.

SeƱor Fabuloso says I KNEW YOU'D UNDERSTAND.
TA-TA.

Carmen says SIX COPIES IN A COUPLE HOURS?
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?

Andy says WE NEED TO START WRITING!
AT WARP SPEED!

The kids start writing as fast as they can and pages go up in the air and everywhere.

Leo says COME BACK HERE, PAGES!

Luna comes along and says WHOA!
WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?

Andy and Leo say LUNA?

Leo says ARE WE REALLY DOING THIS NOW?

Carmen says LUNA, COME AND PLAY

Leo says LUNA'S HERE,
W-WHAT DO YOU SAY?
(YELLING)

Andy says LUNA BRIGHT AS DAY

Covered in pages, the kids sing SHOW US THE WORLD
LEAD THE WAY

Luna says HEY, GUYS!
WHAT'S WITH ALL THE PAPER
AND THE CRAZY FRAZZLEDNESS?

Andy says WE'RE FRAZZLED BECAUSE WE'RE
MAKING COPIES OF MY NEW BOOK
FOR SEƑOR FABULOSO.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Luna says I THINK, UM, IT'S JUST
A TINY BIT HARD TO READ.

Andy says OH, NO!
THEY ALL LOOK LIKE THAT!
WE CAN'T WRITE
ALL THESE COPIES IN TIME.
IT'S HOPELESS.
WE NEED SIX COPIES
BY SIX O'CLOCK TONIGHT!

Luna says SIX COPIES BY SIX O'CLOCK?!
HM.
I THINK I KNOW SOMEONE
HERE IN MUNICH WHO CAN HELP.
COME ON!
FOLLOW ME.

(CARS HONKING)

Luna takes them to a copy shop and says HERE IT IS!
THE ANSWER TO OUR PROBLEM.
(GRUNTING)
(DOOR CHIMING)

Johanna the German dachshund HELLO THERE.
WELCOME TO JOHANNA'S COPY SHOP.

Luna says HI, JOHANNA.
IT'S JUST ME.

Johanna says OH, HI, LUNA.
WHO ARE YOUR LITTLE FRIENDS?

Luna says THIS IS ANDY, CARMEN, AND LEO.
WE HAVE A BIT OF A CHALLENGE.

Andy says WE NEED TO MAKE
SIX COPIES OF MY BOOK.

Johanna says COPIES, HUH?
WELL, YOU'RE IN LUCK.
BECAUSE, YOU'RE IN MY COPY SHOP!
I CAN MAKE ONE COPY
OR 100 COPIES.
SMALL COPIES.
AND BIG COPIES CALLED PRINTS.
YOU KNOW, THE PRINTING PRESS
IS A GERMAN INVENTION.

Andy says WAIT A MINUTE.
THESE ARE PRINTING PRESSES?
MAGIC GLOBE
JUST TOLD US ABOUT THAT.

Johanna says WELL, COPY MACHINES
ARE MODERN PRINTING PRESSES.
JOHANNES GUTENBERG BUILD HIS
FIRST PRINTING PRESS RIGHT HERE
IN GERMANY ALMOST 600 YEARS AGO.
BUT I'M SURE YOUR FRIEND LUNA
COULD TELL YOU MORE.
SHE WAS THERE.

The kids turn to Luna and say YOU WERE?

Luna says OH, SURE.
MEISTER GUTENBERG
AND I GO WAY BACK.
MY MEMORY OF THOSE DAYS
IS A LITTLE FUZZY THOUGH.
IT MIGHT BE EASIER TO REMEMBER
IF I SING ABOUT IT.

Luna sings a song that goes LONG AGO
BOOKS WERE WRITTEN BY HAND
IN GERMANY
AND EVERY OTHER LAND
NOT ENOUGH
BOOKS TO GO AROUND
LOOK HIGH AND LOW,
NONE TO BE FOUND
THEN A MAN
NAMED GUTENBERG CAME TO FAME
WITH AN INVENTION
THAT CHANGED THE WHOLE GAME
FOLKS BEGAN READING
MORE AND MORE
HISTORY, SCIENCE,
AND STORIES GALORE
PRINTING PRESS,
THE PRINTING PRESS
SO MANY COPIES,
SO LITTLE STRESS
PRINTING PRESS,
THE PRINTING PRESS
BOOKS FOR EVERYONE,
WHAT A SUCCESS
ONE OF THE BEST THINGS
I MUST CONFESS
IS THE PRINTING PRESS,
THE PRINTING PRESS
NORTH TO SOUTH
AND EAST TO WEST
THE WORLD WAS CHANGED
BY THE PRINTING PRESS

Andy says WOW!
IT'S AMAZING HOW THE PRINTING
PRESS CHANGED THE WORLD, LUNA.
I'M GLAD IT'S SO MUCH
EASIER TO MAKE COPIES NOW.
SIX COPIES, PLEASE.

Johanna says ALL RIGHT, ANDY, MY BOY.
AND WHEN DO YOU NEED
YOUR COPIES BY?

Andy says SIX O'CLOCK, PLEASE.

Johanna says WELL, ALL THE MACHINES
ARE IN USE RIGHT NOW.
UM, I CAN HAVE THEM FOR YOU...
LET'S SEE.
EXACTLY ONE WEEK
FROM NEXT TUESDAY.

Andy says WHAT?
I NEED THESE COPIES TONIGHT.
PLEASE, MISS JOHANNA.
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO?

Johanna says HM.
I'LL TELL YOU WHAT.
THERE'S AN OLD
PRINTING PRESS IN THE BACK.
I'M SURE LUNA COULD HELP YOU
PRINT YOUR BOOKS WITH IT.
IT'S JUST DOWN
THAT DARK AND DREARY HALLWAY.

Andy says THANKS, JOHANNA.

(WOLF HOWLING,
BATS SCREECHING)

As they walk down the creepy hallway, Luna says DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THIS DOOR
HAS BEEN OPENED IN A WHILE.

Andy opens the door.

Luna says HEY!
THERE IT IS!

Andy says WHAT IS IT?

Luna says A REAL GUTENBERG PRINTING PRESS.

Carmen says AND LOOK!
I FOUND THE MANUAL.

She blows off the dust on the manual.

Leo says ALL THESE METAL LETTERS
MUST BE FOR MAKING WORDS.
THEY'RE LIKE LITTLE STAMPS.

Andy says WELL, THESE MARACAS ARE BROKEN.
(LAUGHING)

Carmen laughs and says THOSE AREN'T MARACAS, ANDY.
THEY'RE CALLED INK BALLS.

Luna says I THINK I REMEMBER
HOW THIS WORKS NOW.
THOSE ARE USED TO PUT INK ON
THE METAL LETTERS, RIGHT CARMEN?

Carmen reads the manual and says YES, THAT'S RIGHT.
THAT'S WHAT IT SAYS.

Luna says WELL, I THINK WE HAVE
WHAT WE NEED, TEAM.
LET'S GET TO IT.

They all get to work.

Luna says FIRST, WE PUT THE INK
INTO THE INK BALLS.

Andy says COOL!

Luna says THEN WE LOAD THE PAPER.

Carmen says PAPER LOADED.

Luna says NEXT WE ARRANGE
THE METAL LETTERS INTO WORDS
WE WANT TO PRINT ON THE PAGE.
AFTER WE INK THE METAL LETTERS,
WE'RE READY TO PRESS.
VOILA!
THE FIRST PAGE
OF THE BOOK IS DONE.

They keep working on all the copies.

Andy says AND THAT'S THE LAST ONE.
ALL READY FOR
SEƑOR FABULOSO'S DINNER GUESTS.
WHAT TIME IS IT, LUNA?

Luna looks at her watch and says LOOKS LIKE...
(GASPING)

She gasps and says SIX O'CLOCK.

Andy says SIX O'CLOCK?
SEƑOR FABULOSO'S
DINNER PARTY'S ALREADY STARTING.
WE'RE LATE!

Luna brings a cart and says UH.
AHHH!
ALL RIGHT, EVERYONE, HOP IN.

Andy says HOP IN?

The kinds hop in the cart and Luna runs upstairs.

Luna says THANKS, JOHANNA!
PUT IT ON MY TAB!

A pretzel stick vendor says PRETZEL STICKS!
GET YOUR PRETZEL STICKS!

The cart runs past the pretzel vendor and twists it.

(GRUNTING)

The pretzel vendor says TWISTED PRETZELS.

Andy says THERE'S THE CIRCO!

In the tent, SeƱor Fabuloso says WHY, YES.
I DO SPEAK A LITTLE YABUT.

The guests say YABUT, YABUT, YABUT, YABUT.
(TIRES SQUEALING)

Luna says WHEW!
(LAUGHING)

SeƱor Fabuloso says A SPECIAL DELIVERY!
EXCUSE ME JUST A MOMENT.

Andy says HI, SEƑOR FABULOSO.

SeƱor Fabuloso says DO YOU HAVE THE BOOKS?

Andy says HERE THEY ARE.

SeƱor Fabuloso says HM.
WELL, IT'S NOT THE ORIGINAL.
(GULPING)

SeƱor Fabuloso says IT'S EVEN BETTER
THAN THE ORIGINAL.
BECAUSE I CAN GIVE ONE
TO ALL MY FRIENDS
AND EACH ONE
IS EXACTLY THE SAME.
ONE FOR YOU, AND ONE FOR YOU,
AND YOU, AND YOU, AND,
HELLO, YES, FOR YOU AS WELL.
AND, ONE MORE FOR YOU!

A guest says YABUT.

SeƱor Fabuloso says I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH!
PLEASE,
CAN YOU MAKE ME 100 MORE?

Leo and Carmen say
100 MORE?

They faint.

(SIGHING)

Andy says SURE THING, SEƑOR FABULOSO.
I CAN GET THAT TO YOU EXACTLY
ONE WEEK FROM NEXT TUESDAY.
THANKS TO THE PRINTING PRESS.
ISN'T THAT RIGHT, LUNA?

Luna says THAT'S RIGHT, ANDY.

Andy says LUNA?
I DIDN'T NOTICE
YOU'D GONE BACK UP TO THE SKY.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME
PRINT COPIES OF MY BOOK TODAY.
IT'S SO COOL HOW THE PRINTING
PRESS CHANGED THE WORLD
MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR LOTS OF
PEOPLE TO READ BOOKS.
I LEARNED SO MUCH I COULD WRITE
A WHOLE BOOK ABOUT GERMANY.

Luna says THAT'S A GREAT IDEA, ANDY!
YOU COULD WRITE A BOOK
ABOUT EVERY PLACE WE VISIT.
BUT REMEMBER.
THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW.

Music plays as the end credits roll.

Teacher Jenny says AND, WE ARE BACK.
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED
THE
LET'S GO, LUNA
ADVENTURES.
WHAT HUMAN TRAITS DID YOU NOTICE
THAT WERE GIVEN TO THE ANIMALS
OR OBJECTS ON THAT SHOW?
I NOTICED QUITE A FEW THINGS.
FIRST UP,
THE VERY MOST NOTICEABLE THING
WAS THAT
THE MOON WAS WEARING CLOTHES,
INCLUDING A VERY CUTE HAT
AND A PAIR OF BOOTS.
AND, THE MOON
ALSO HAD ARMS AND LEGS,
WHICH A MOON
WOULDN'T TYPICALLY HAVE.
IN FACT, ALL OF THE ANIMALS WERE
WEARING ALL KINDS OF CLOTHES
ON THIS SHOW.
AND, YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED
THAT THERE WERE ANIMALS
THAT WERE ACTUALLY
WORKING IN A CIRCUS.
AND, WHILE I SUPPOSE ANIMALS
ACTUALLY CAN BE IN A CIRCUS.
TO ACTUALLY HAVE
A JOB AS AN ANIMAL?
WELL, YEAH,
THAT'S ANOTHER HUMAN TRAIT.
AND, THE ANIMALS WERE PLAYING
AN ACCORDION, A GUITAR.
THE MOON WAS PLAYING A TUBA.
SO, THESE ARE ALL THINGS
THAT ANIMALS TYPICALLY
WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO.
WE ALSO HAD ANIMALS WRITING
BOOKS, ANIMALS SPEAKING,
AND EVEN SINGING.
WHICH, AGAIN, WE KNOW
ANIMALS DON'T REALLY DO.
WE HAVE THE GLOBE
TALKING AND ACTUALLY TEACHING
AND SHARING INFORMATION
WITH ALL THE OTHER ANIMALS.
AND THAT IS SOMETHING
THAT A GLOBE SIMPLY CAN'T DO.
THAT'S A HUMAN THING, TEACHING
AND SHARING INFORMATION.
THEN, WE ALSO HAVE
THE ANIMALS WHO ACTUALLY BUILD
A PRINTING PRESS
AND MADE COPIES OF BOOKS.
SOMETHING, AGAIN,
THAT YOU'RE LIKELY NOT TO SEE
A FROG OR A BUTTERFLY DO.
AND FINALLY, WE HAD
MANY EMOTIONS COMING UP
FROM THESE ANIMALS.
THEY WERE EMBARRASSED
FROM NOT BEING ABLE
TO PLAY INSTRUMENTS PROPERLY.
THEY WERE REALLY
PROUD OF OTHER ANIMALS
AND THEIR SUCCESS.
AND WE ALSO SAW
A MOUSE BEING JEALOUS
OF OTHER ANIMALS'
COLOURS AND HEIGHT.
AND FINALLY, I NOTICED THAT
SEƑOR FABULOSO, THE FLAMINGO,
HAD TEARS OF JOY
AND TEARS OF SADNESS,
WHICH IS ALSO
ANOTHER HUMAN EMOTION.
SO, AS YOU CAN SEE,
THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS THAT YOU
CAN GIVE HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS
TO NON-HUMAN THINGS.
WE CAN GIVE THEM HUMAN EMOTIONS,
HUMAN CLOTHES,
HUMAN TALENTS AND ABILITIES,
AND EVEN HUMAN PASSIONS.
SO, I HOPE THAT BY NOW,
YOU'VE COME TO SEE
HOW PERSONIFICATION
CAN BE REALLY FUN.
SO NOW IT'S YOUR TURN
TO MAKE THE WIND WHISTLE
THROUGH THE TREES
AND HAVE THE SUN
WAKE UP AFTER A LONG NAP.
THINK ABOUT THE DIFFERENT
OBJECTS IN NATURE
SUCH AS CLOUDS, THE WIND,
THE SUN, RIVERS, MOUNTAINS,
AND HOW YOU CAN MAKE
YOUR WRITING MORE INTERESTING
BY USING PERSONIFICATION.
SO, YOUR FIRST STEP IS
TO CHOOSE A THEME FOR YOUR POEM.
MY THEME WILL BE
"NATURE IS BEAUTIFUL."
AND YOU CAN CHOOSE WHATEVER
THEME OR MESSAGE YOU LIKE.
SO, I AM NOW GOING
TO BRAINSTORM A LIST OF 10 NOUNS
THAT RELATE TO NATURE.
YOU MIGHT LIKE TO MAKE A CHART,
OR A MIND MAP,
OR EVEN RECORD YOUR IDEAS
ON AN AUDIO RECORDING.
THEN YOU'RE GONNA BRAINSTORM
10 VERBS THAT YOU CAN USE
TO PERSONIFY YOUR NOUNS
AND GIVE THEM HUMAN TRAITS.
SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK
AT THE POWER POINT.

A two-column table with non living objects on the left and actions or verbs on the right appears.

Teacher Jenny says ALL RIGHT,
SO HERE I'VE GOT MY LIST
OF NON-LIVING OBJECTS AND NOUNS,
AS WELL AS THE ACTIONS,
OR VERBS,
THAT I'M GOING TO BE USING
TO DESCRIBE THEM AND
GIVE THEM THAT PERSONIFICATION.
SO, FIRST UP I HAVE "MOON."
AND I'M GOING TO SAY
THAT "THE MOON SMILED."
THEN I HAVE "FLOWERS."
AND I'M GOING TO HAVE
"THE FLOWERS REJOICE."
WHICH MEANS BE FULL OF JOY.
AND THEN I HAVE
"THE OCEAN WAVED."
EVEN THOUGH OCEANS HAVE WAVES,
THEY CAN'T ACTUALLY WAVE.
SO THAT'S MY CHOICE.
"JELLYFISH DANCED."
AND "THE FIREFLIES ASKED."
SO IMAGINE A FIREFLY
ACTUALLY ASKING YOU A QUESTION.
YOU KNOW, THEY CAN'T SPEAK SO
IT'LL PROBABLY BE PRETTY HARD.
SO THAT IS HOW I'M GOING
TO BRING THEM TO LIFE
IN THIS EXAMPLE.
NOW, I'VE GOT A FEW MORE IDEAS.
FIVE MORE HERE.
SO I'VE GOT THE SUN AND I'M
GOING TO HAVE THE SUN WAKING UP
AFTER A NIGHT.
SO, "THE SUN AWOKE."
EVEN THOUGH THE SUN
IS TECHNICALLY ALWAYS
JUST A BIG BALL OF FIRE.
BUT, FOR ME,
THAT'S GONNA PERSONIFY IT.
THE "BRANCHES REACHED."
THE "TREES STUBBORNLY STOOD."
SO I DIDN'T EVEN JUST SAY
THAT THEY WERE STANDING.
I GAVE THEM ANOTHER ADJECTIVE...
ADVERB, TO SAY HOW
THEY WERE STANDING THERE.
SO THEY'RE STANDING STUBBORNLY.
AND I HAVE THE LEAVES LEAPING.
SO "THE LEAVES LEPT."
AND "THE BREEZE WHISPERED."
EVEN THOUGH THE BREEZE
DOESN'T HAVE A VOICE.
SO, THOSE ARE
THE CHOICES THAT I'VE MADE.
AND REMEMBER,
WHEN YOU ARE CREATING YOUR POEM,
YOU CAN PUT IT
IN ANY ORDER YOU WANT.
SO MAYBE
YOU PUT IT IN THIS ORDER
AND YOU'RE GONNA
SCRAMBLE THEM ALL AROUND.
MAYBE YOU DECIDE TO CHANGE
ONE OF YOUR VERBS LATER.
THAT IS TOTALLY OKAY.
CHANGE IT UP
AS MUCH AS YOU NEED TO.
SO NOW, I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU
WHAT POEM I CAME UP WITH
WITH ALL OF MY NOUNS
AND MY VERBS.
SO FIRST I HAVE:

The poem reads "The vibrant fireflies kindly asked for my attention and alerted me to the beauty of the night. I looked up to see the moon smiling down on the world. The ocean waved back to the moon in response. The jellyfish danced through the night in the sea water, happy to be alive!"

Teacher Jenny says SO, AS YOU CAN SEE HERE,
OUR FIREFLIES
ARE ASKING QUESTIONS
AND ALERTING ME.
THEY'RE ACTUALLY DRAWING
MY ATTENTION TO THE NIGHT.
OUR MOON IS SMILING.
THE OCEAN IS WAVING
BACK TO THE MOON.
OUR JELLYFISH ARE DANCING.
AND EVEN THOUGH THESE
ARE ALL HUMAN THINGS TO DO,
IT CREATES
THESE BEAUTIFUL IMAGES
AND REALLY INTERESTING IMAGES
IN OUR MINDS
TO BRING THE SCENE TO LIFE.
AND, A LITTLE BIT MORE, WE HAVE:

The poem continues "As the sun awoke the next morning, the flowers rejoiced in its warm light. As the trees stood stubbornly in the ground, their branches reached towards the sunlight hoping to touch the glowing rays. The leaves lept from the branches and floated to the ground as the crisp, cool breeze whispered in my ear that autumn was on its way."

Teacher Jenny says SO I HOPE YOU NOTICED
HOW ALL OF THE VERBS REALLY
BROUGHT THOSE NOUNS TO LIFE.
AND, EVEN THOUGH THEY DIDN'T
MAKE SENSE IN A LITERAL SENSE,
THEY WERE AT LEAST ABLE
TO CREATE SOME CHARACTER
FOR ALL OF THESE OBJECTS
AND REALLY CREATE
BEAUTIFUL IMAGES IN YOUR MIND
AND HOPEFULLY MADE YOU HAVE
A LOT MORE FUN WITH THIS POEM.
I HOPE YOU LIKED MY POEM.
NOW, WHEN YOU'RE FINISHED
WRITING YOUR POEM,
YOU CAN SHARE IT
WITH A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBERS.
AND YOU CAN ASK THEM
HOW YOUR POEM MADE THEM FEEL.
DID THEY HAVE A FAVOURITE
PERSONIFICATION EXAMPLE?
WERE THEY CONFUSED BY ANY
OF THE PERSONIFICATION EXAMPLES?
REMEMBER.
YOU CAN ALWAYS
REVISE ANY OF YOUR LINES
TO MAKE THEM EVEN
MORE EFFECTIVE AND INTERESTING
FOR YOUR AUDIENCE.
AFTER MAKING ANY CHANGES,
YOU CAN PREPARE
A FINAL COPY OF YOUR POEM
AND SHARE IT WITH
ALL YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY,
YOUR CLASSMATES,
AND EVEN YOUR TEACHER.
SO, THANK YOU SO MUCH, EVERYONE.
I HOPE YOU HAD
AS MUCH FUN AS I DID.
AND, WE EXPLORED
SO MUCH PERSONIFICATION,
AND YOU EVEN GOT TO
CREATE YOUR OWN POETRY!
BUT NOW, I THINK I HEAR
THE SUNSHINE CALLING MY NAME.
SO I GUESS I'D BETTER GO WALK
OUT INTO ITS WELCOMING EMBRACE.
(LAUGHING)
BUT, BEFORE I GO,
I THINK RUPERT
HAS SOMETHING TO ADD.
HE SAYS HE WILL
GREATLY MISS ALL OF YOU.
AND THAT I SHOULD
STOP PRETENDING THAT CATS
CAN SPEAK HUMAN LANGUAGES?
BUT, RUPERT, THINK ABOUT
HOW BORING MY POETRY WOULD BE
WITHOUT PERSONIFICATION!
(LAUGHING)

Teacher Jenny says ANYWAY,
THANK YOU SO MUCH, EVERYONE.
BYE!

The episode ends.

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