Act I Scene I 1 Girl: Hi! Boy: Hi! Good morning! Girl: What are you doing? Boy: I am playing. Girl: Can I play with you? Boy: Mmm, okay, if you want, we can play together.
2 Girl: What are we going to play? Boy: We can play many things. Girl: Yes. I like the idea of playing. Boy: Are you going to stay here and play all day? Girl: Yes, and we will be happy all day.
3 Girl: What is your name? Boy: My name is Richard. Girl: How old are you? Ricky: I am 7 years old. Girl: Can I call you Ricky? Ricky: Yes. I like your pink hat, pink sweater, pink shoes, pink socks, and pink dress. Girl: Pink is my favorite color.
Scene II 4 Ricky: What is your name? Girl: My name is Gabriela. Ricky: How old are you? Gabriela: I am 6 years old.
5 Ricky: Do you go to school? Gabriela: Yes, I do. Ricky: What grade are you in? Gabriela: I am in the 1 st grade. What about you? Ricky: I am in the 1 st grade, too.
6 Ricky: What is that? Gabriela: This is a magnifying glass. Ricky: What is it for? Gabriela: My daddy uses it to see tiny things better. Ricky: Wow! Let me see!
7 Scene III Gabriela: How are you doing? Ricky: I am fine. Gabriela: What are you doing? Ricky: I am building a castle and an aquarium . I want to be an astronaut or an architect . Gabriela: It is a castle with a prince, a princess and an ostrich .
8 Ricky: We can be astronauts. Gabriela: We can fly over the moon! Ricky: We can fly a rocket or an airplane . Gabriela: An airplane ……? Well, I am not sure that I want to fly on an airplane . What would we do if we found one?
Scene IV 9 Gabriela: Ricky do you want to ride a bike ? Ricky: Yes, we can ride our bikes, and then we can play with a boat and a beach ball of air. Gabriela: Well, I prefer to dance and to eat a bar of chocolate . Ricky: Let’s sing a song.
Oh! Once there was a little boat (sing three times) that was tiny, was so tiny, that it couldn’t sail away. We counted one and two, three and four, five and six and seven weeks more, (sing three times) and the tiny boat was so tiny that it couldn’t sail away. And if you think that the story has an end, (sing three times) we are ready, we are ready to start all over again. Oh! Once there was… The Little Boat 10
Scene V 11 Gabriela: Ricky, where are you? Ricky: I am coming! I am coming! Mmmm, this cereal with cherries is delicious. Gabriela: Mine is a colorful coconut cereal and chocolate . Ricky: Is it good? Gabriela: Yummy, it’s delicious.
The colors, bright with colors the mountains and valleys dress up in the springtime. The colors, bright with colors all the little birds fill the skies in the daytime. The colors, bright with colors the rainbow brings joy with the glory of spring. CHORUS And a bright love with colors has found us With peace all around us That makes our hearts sing. (sing twice) Hear the rooster, Hear rooster singing kiri, kiri, kiri, kiri. In the morning, in the morning the hen sings her cara, cara, cara, cara, cara. All day singing, baby chicks all day sing p ío, pío, pío, pío, pí. CHORUS And a bright love… Bright with Colors 12
Act II Scene I 13 Gabriela: What a beautiful day ! Ricky: Look at that! My dentist is walking in the downtown parade. Gabriela: Let’s walk with him and I will take dinosaur candies for him.
Go to sleep, my baby, sleep in peace and dream, for when you awaken I will give you cream. Go to sleep, my baby, go to sleep, my love, go to sleep, my sweetheart, go to sleep, my dove. Go to Sleep, my Baby 14
Scene II 15 Ricky: What are you looking at? Gabriela: I am looking at that cloud. It looks like an elephant singing with a star in a school . Ricky: Is he singing? Gabriela: He is singing the elephant song.
One elephant went out to play out on a spider’s web one day. He had such enormous fun he called another elephant to play. Two elephants went out to play out on a spider’s web one day. They had such enormous fun they called another elephant to play. Three elephants … The Elephant Song 16
Scene III 17 Ricky: To me that cloud looks like a flower floating in a party . Gabriela: I don’t see that. What I see is a happy family in a carnival with a seal . Ricky: Where? I don’t see that. Gabriela: Look! What a happy day.
Good Morning 18 Good morning , good morning, How are you? How are you? Very well, I thank you, Very well, I thank you, How about you? How about you? Good afternoon , good afternoon, How are you? How are you? Very well, I thank you, Very well, I thank you, How about you? How about you? Good evening , good evening, How are you? How are you? Very well, I thank you, Very well, I thank you, How about you? How about you?
Act III Scene I 19 Gabriela: Ricky, let’s sing a song. Ricky: Yes, and I will play the guitar . Gabriela: Do you play the guitar ? Ricky: Yes! Do you know the song, “The cat with the glass glove ”? Gabriela: Mmm, Mmm, Mmm… Ricky: Come on, you gotta sing!
20 The Farm Come to see my farm for it is beautiful. (sing twice) The duck goes like this, quack, quack. (sing twice) CHORUS Oh, come, my friends, Oh, come, my friends, Oh, come to see my farm. (sing twice) Repeat the song, replacing the verse in boldface with one of the following verses. The chick goes like this, peep, peep. The cow goes like this, moo, moo. The pig goes like this, oink, oink. The donkey goes like this, hee haw, hee haw. The rooster goes like this, cock-a-doodle-doo. The dog goes like this, bow wow. The cat goes like this, meow, meow.
21 Scene II Gabriela: No, I don’t know that song. But, I know one that goes: “ My sister with a hat goes to her home . My brother without a hat goes to his home ”. La, la, la, la, la. Ricky: Clap, clap, clap.
(They hear music coming from a truck that drives up.) Scene III 22 Ricky: Yeah, the Ice Cream Island truck! Gabriela: I need my money. Ricky: I imagine a big, big strawberry ice cream with letters on top.
23 Act IV Scene I Ricky: Do you like to read? Gabriela: I love to read. Ricky: Let’s read this book. Gabriela: What is the book about? Ricky: It’s about a jolly judge that plays with toys and eats lots and lots of jalape ñ o peppers in Japan .
kiwi 24 Ricky: The king is eating jalapeños. Voice: Hi, kids! Gabriela: Hi, Mom! Mom: What are you doing? Ricky: We are reading this book and eating kiwis . Mom: Oh, this is one of my favorite books.
25 Scene II Mom: I love the part where the lion is at the lighthouse without a light eating a lemon under the rain . Everybody: Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
26 We are singing morning songs. Today it is your birthday, and we are here to sing them to you. CHORUS Awaken, my love, awaken, and see that the day has dawned, that the little birds are singing and that the moon is long gone. Special Morning Song
27 CHORUS Awaken, my love, awaken, and see that the day has dawned, that the little birds are singing and that the moon is long gone.
Act V Scene I 28 Gabriela: Mother , tell us a story. Mom: I will, but later. I came to see if you want to come to the house to see the monkey playing music and throwing mangos and mandarin oranges. Ricky: Yes, let’s go!
29 Mom: This is a very special monkey. Gabriela: Yes, he also likes to count numbers and nuts at night before he goes to sleep.
Sweet Oranges Sweet honey orange, a slice of lemon, dear, if I could hug you, if I could have you near. Time to shake hands now, a hug for farewell, goodbye my friend I wish you well. The march is playing, I’ll part tomorrow, good-bye my dear friend, I leave with sorrow. 30
31 Scene II Mom: He eats oranges and onions . Ricky: Onions ? yuk… I don’t like to eat onions . Gabriela: Me neither, I prefer to smell roses in autumn. Ricky: I know a bear and an octopus that like to eat onions .
32 Baby chicks are singing “ pio, pio, pio,” “ mamma we are hungry,” “ mamma we are cold.” Mamma looks for wheat, mamma looks for corn, mamma feeds them dinner, mamma keeps them warm. The Baby Chicks
Under mamma’s wing sleeping in the hay baby chicks all huddle until the next day.
33 Act VI Scene I Mom: So what have you been doing? Gabriela: Many things. Ricky: We saw one (1) pirate with two (2) parrots and three (3) pears . Mom: Really? Ricky: And plenty of little penguins .
34 Mom: You look like a queen and a king. Ricky: And you look like a queen with a lot of questions . Gabriela: Yes, like a queen in her quiet castle of questions .
35 Scene II Mom: Let’s hurry back to the house! It’s going to rain at the river with lightning. Ricky: Yippee, I like to see the rainbow and a frog. Gabriela: Me too, a rainbow with many colors; blue, pink, yellow, red , green, and black. Ricky: Black! Rainbows don’t have pink nor black.
My donkey has a headache, my donkey cannot play, the vet will soon deliver a black hat and some hay, a black hat and some hay, and click your little hooves tap, tap, tap, tap. Hooray! My donkey has a sore throat, my donkey cannot play, the vet will soon deliver a white scarf and some hay, a white scarf and some hay, a black hat for the headache, and click your little hooves tap, tap, tap, tap. Hooray! My donkey’s rib are very sore, my donkey cannot play, the vet will soon deliver a yellow coat and hay, a yellow coat and hay, a white scarf for the sore throat, a black hat for the headache, and click your little hooves tap, tap, tap, tap. Hooray! 36 My donkey’s heart is aching, my donkey cannot play, the vet will soon deliver lemon drops and hay, lemon drops and hay a yellow coat for sore ribs a white scarf for the sore throat, a black hat for the headache, and click your little hooves Tap, tap, tap, tap. Hooray! My donkey is very happy, my donkey can now play, the vet will soon deliver green apples and some hay, green apples and some hay, lemon drops for heartache, a yellow coat for sore ribs a white scarf for the sore throat, a black hat for the headache, and click your little hooves Tap, tap, tap, tap. Hooray! The Sick Little Donkey
41 Act VIII Scene I Gabriela: When we get home, we are going to watch a video of me playing the violin . Ricky: And also we will eat fresh vegetables . Gabriela: Vegetables ? Ricky: There’s nothing better than to watch a video and eat fresh vegetables .
42 Scene II Ricky: I have a videotape of me riding in a wagon in Wala Wala Washington . Gabriela: Can we watch it? Ricky: Yes, we can. We can also eat some very delicious and cold watermelon .
Act IX Scene I 43 Ricky: My brother Xavier hurt his arm while playing his xylophone . Gabriela: Did your mom take him to the hospital for an x-ray ? Ricky: Yes, they took an x-ray and sent us a xerox copy. Gabriela: Was his arm broken? Ricky: Yes, his arm was broken and he will not be able to ride his bike in the summer x-games .
(Ricky and Gabriela ask mom for a snack.) 44 Mom: How about some yogurt made from Yak’s milk? Ricky: I like to eat yogurt … especially made of egg yolk . Gabriela: I love yogurt with fruit in it. Ricky: I would like to eat some of those delicious yams with two egg yolks and milk.
(The kids kick off their shoes and as the tape ends they fall asleep. Ricky dreams of riding a zebra in the air. Gabriela dreams of dancing in a zigzag step on her way to the zoo .) 45 Kids: Zzzz, Zzzz, Zzzz… Mom: They have had a fun day.
46 The sea serpent we like to play to have fun, to have fun under the bridge all on track. Children in front go faster and faster, if you don’t follow, you’ll stay back, back, back, back, back. The Sea Serpent
47 Act X Scene I (Gabriela’s father enters the room where she is working.) Father: How are you doing? Gabriela: Not too good. Father: Why? Gabriela: I have to do a project for school.
48 Father: What’s the project about? Gabriela: We must write about someone who we admire. Father: So what is wrong with that? Gabriela: There are so many people who I admire and I don’t know who to choose.
49 Scene II (Ricky comes into the room.) Ricky: Are you working on your project? Gabriela: Yes. Ricky: Mine is finished. Gabriela: It’s finished? Ricky: It’s due tomorrow. What about yours?
50 Gabriela: I haven’t even started yet. Ricky: Why not? Gabriela: Well, first I selected my teacher because she helps students to learn.
51 Scene III Ricky: I selected a fireman, because he helps people to be safe. Gabriela: I may write about a doctor. Doctors help people to be healthy. Ricky: You can write about a chef. Chefs help people to eat right.
52 Gabriela: I can do it about… about…. I know! I will see you tomorrow. I know who I want to write about.
(The next day in class Gabriela is presenting her project.) 53 Gabriela: I could have selected a teacher, a nurse, a police officer or a scientist but, I have selected… Ricky.
54 Everybody: Ricky?….. Gabriela: Yes, Ricky helps me to be happy when I am sad. He helps me to understand when I am confused. He plays with me when I am bored.
55 Gabriela: He helps me to do my best and he helps me to be a better person. But best of all, he helps me the most by just being my friend and letting me be his. He is the best friend in the whole world!
56 Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what your are! Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are! As your bright and tiny spark light the traveler in the dark, he could not see which way to go. If you did not twinkle so. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what your are! Narration: Close your eyes, fold your arms, sway so gently safe from harm. In the dark blue sky you keep. And often through my curtains peep, for you never shut your eye ‘ till the sun is in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what your are! Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star