Saturday, January 21, 2017

THEY ROARED THEIR TERRIBLE ROARS (due Mon. Jan 30)

Children's books are full of  sounds. The "terrible" roars in Where the Wild Things Are, the Super-Axe-Hacker thwacking the Truffalu Trees in The Lorax, the mud, the river, the snowstorm in We're Going On a Bear Hunt. Adapt a children's book into a 2 - 3 pg podcast SCRIPT.

Don't worry about correct format.

Include the text (imagine it being read aloud), and the sounds indicated by the text, but also do your best to convey the mood/content of the illustrations with ambient (ex: rain) and musical beds (a loop or track of sound that plays underneath voices during spoken elements) and discrete, discontinous sound effects (ex: a dog bark or a gun shot).

Search the illustrations for sounds NOT announced by the text. Be as specific as possible i.e. don't just say "opening music," name a particular song, and if a "monster" is roaring, as in Sendak's Wild Things, precisely indicate what sound you'd use to evoke it (don't just say "roar.") Be creative. For instance King Kong was famously a mix of a tiger growl played backwards and a lion roar played forward; the Rancor in Empire Strikes Back was a slowed-down chiwawa, and the velociraptors in Jurassic Park were, at various points, a horse breathing, a goose hissing, and a tortoise having sex.

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  1. The light of the moon a little
    egg lay on a leaf.

    (Crickets chirping continuously)

    One Sunday morning the warm sun
    came up- Pop!- out of the egg came a
    tiny and very hungry caterpillar.

    (Sound of an actual egg cracking, continuous sound of wet rubber sliding against each other to simulate the caterpillar crawling across leaf)

    He started to look for food

    (Birds chirping, tree branches swaying in the wind)

    On Monday he ate through one
    apple. But he was still hungry.

    (Satisfying sound of person biting into an apple and chewing 3 times)

    On Tuesday he ate through grapes. But
    he was still hungry.

    (Sound of person taking little bites out of a watermelon)

    On Wednesday he ate through three
    plums. But he was still hungry.

    (Sound of person biting into a peach 3 times - slurping the juices)

    On Thursday he ate through four
    Strawberries. But he was still hungry.

    (Sound of person biting into and chewing strawberry twice)

    On Friday he ate through five oranges.
    But he was still hungry.

    (Sound of person chewing 10 separate pieces of an orange)

    On Saturday he ate through six pine
    apples. But he was still hungry.
    (Sound of person biting into and chewing 12 pieces of pineapple)

    On Sunday he ate through one piece
    of Strawberry cake, One piece of ice
    cream cone, One lollipop, and one
    slice of watermelon.

    (Sound of serrated knife cutting into phone one slice at a time, then the sound of a person biting and chewing an ice cream cone with ice cream in it, then the sound of a person biting into a lollipop, then the sound of a person biting into and chewing a watermelon)

    That night he had a stomach ache

    (Sound of someone’s stomach gurgling, fart sound)

    The next day was Monday again. The
    caterpillar ate through one nice green
    leaf after that he felt much better.

    (Sound of a person biting into a dorito and chewing three different times)

    Now he wasn't hungry anymore and he
    wasn't a little caterpillar any more. He
    was a big fat caterpillar.

    (Someone belching once)

    He built a small house, called a cocoon
    around himself. He stayed inside for
    more than two weeks.

    (sound of tape being pulled out of a tape holder 6 times, alternating birds chirping for 2 seconds and then crickets chirping for 2 seconds)

    Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon,
    pushed his way out and....

    (Three fast chews of a dorito, sound of a wood block sliding on a table, sound of a bean bag dropping onto the floor)

    He was a beautiful butterfly!

    (Birds chirping, tree branches swaying in the breeze)









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  2. The pirate Monkey by Hayes Roberts (lions gate intro sound)
    • One day the pirate Modi was out running errands with his mom. ( dragging your hands through water)
    • They shopped for groceries (cart wheels rolling) and ate peas at his favorite restaurant (mush mush).
    • Then the pirate Modi's mom said, "Oh yes, we need to stop off at the doctor's office for a quick checkup."
    • The doctor checked Modi's heart (boom boom, boom boom, boom boom), his blood pressure, and his knees.
    • Then he explained that Modi would come back the next day and get a shot, to protect him from scurvy or something. (low wimpering: hehehe haurhur)
    • The pirate Modi did not like shots. (loud exhale)
    • That evening his father came home (door creeks) and Modi told him all about the visit to the doctor (har har har hee hehee hee).
    • Modi's father said, "Modi, I know of something that can help you. (paper uncrunching) Take this map and my fastest pirate ship and find it. Also, if you stay very still for the doctor you can have some ice cream."
    • So Modi followed the map through the wildest seas(loud sea water movement),
    • and climbed up volcanoes filled with fiery lava(loud sizzling),
    • and sneaked past creatures so terrible that they will not be described in this book,
    • Until he reached an icy castle at the top of the mountains (whistling breeze).
    • Inside, he found a great crab wizard on a crab wizard throne (claw clanking).
    • The crab wizard spoke these words; I’ll give you this rock. When you get a shot, you must squeeze the rock very tightly, and count to three. You will be magically taken into the future where the shot will be finished. Also, you can have some ice cream after."
    • The pirate Modi thanked him and sailed back home to get some sleep (yawn).
    • The next morning, he took the rock with him to the doctor's office (rock rubbing on hands).
    • The doctor hummed a little song (hum hun hunnnnn hunn hun hum) and filled up Modi's shot.
    • Modi closed his eyes very tightly, squeezed the rock as hard as he could(groan), and counted 1, 2,
    • 3! The crab wizard was right! The shot was finished. The Brave Monkey Pirate was now immune to scurvy and some other stuff. (happy chattering: hehehe harhar)
    • And he had ice cream on the way home (licks ice cream so fast: shliirk schlirrk).

    The end. (Curtains closing)

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  3. *Quiet munching and chewing noises*

    Narrator: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. By Laura Joffe Numeroff. Illustrated by Felicia Bond.

    *Swallowing noise, satisfied gulp*

    If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk.

    *Sound of glass hitting table, liquid pouring noise*

    When you give him the milk, he’ll probably ask you for a straw

    *Straw sucking noises, gulp with a sigh of relief*

    When he’s finished, he’ll ask for a napkin.

    *Napkin crumpling*

    Then he’ll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn’t have a milk mustache.

    *Bathroom door opening*

    When he looks into the mirror, he might notice his hair needs a trim.

    *soft “Oh!” in a mouse’s voice*

    So he’ll probably ask for a pair of nail scissors.

    *Soft snipping noises of scissors*

    When he’s finished giving himself a trim, he’ll want a broom to sweep up. He’ll start sweeping.

    *Sweeping noises*

    He might get carried away and sweep every room in the house.

    *Continue sweeping noises, but with tiny skittering footsteps, opening and closing doors, moving furniture*

    He may even end up washing the floors as well!

    *Bubble popping noises*

    When he’s done, he’ll probably want to take a nap.

    *Yawn*

    You’ll have to fix up a little box for him with a blanket and pillow. He’ll crawl in, make himself comfortable and fluff the pillow a few times.

    *pillow fluffing noises, woosh of pillow, mouse sighing*

    He’ll probably ask you to read him a story. So you’ll read to him from one of your books, and he’ll ask to see the pictures.

    *Page turning noises*

    When he looks at the pictures, he’ll get so excited he’ll want to draw one of his own. He’ll ask for paper and crayons. He’ll draw a picture.

    *Crayon against paper, with varying rhythms.*

    When the picture is finished, he’ll want to sign his name with a pen.

    *Pen scribbling quickly*

    Then he’ll want to hang his picture on your refrigerator. Which he’ll need Scotch tape.

    *Tape ripping sounds, 4 sticking sounds*

    He’ll hang up his drawing and stand back to look at it. Looking at the refridgerator will remind him that he’s thirsty.

    [3 second Pause]

    So…

    [1 second pause]

    ...he’ll ask for a glass of milk. And chances are if he asks for a glass of milk, he’s going to want a cookie to go with it. If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk… And that’s only the beginning!

    *Munching noises, “Mmm!”*

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  4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    •In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf (“Slow Rise” iPhone ringtone playing in background)
    •(“Slow Rise" fades out. Birds begin chirping.)
    •One Sunday morning the sun came up and POP, out of the egg came our a tiny, and very hungry caterpillar.
    •He started to look for some food.
    •(Squeaking sound every time caterpillar inches forward)
    •On Monday, he ate through one apple, but he was still hungry.
    •(Crunchy apple bite sound x3)
    •(Squeaking sound of caterpillar moving x3)
    •On Tuesday, he ate through two pears, but he was still hungry.
    •(Crunchy bite and slurp sound x2)
    •(Squeaking sound of caterpillar moving x3)
    •On Wednesday, he ate through three plums, but he was still hungry.
    •(Squish and slurp sound x3)
    •(Squeaking sound of caterpillar moving x3)
    •On Thursday, he ate through four strawberries, but he was still hungry.
    •(Soft crunch sound x4)
    •(Squeaking sound of caterpillar moving x3)
    •On Friday, he ate through five oranges, but he was still hungry.
    •(Soft ripping/peeling sound x5)
    •(Squeaking sound of caterpillar moving x3)
    •On Saturday, he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice cream cone, one pickle, one slice of swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake and one slice of watermelon.
    •(Expressive eating sounds similar to that of Cookie Monster)
    •(Stomach grumbling noises) That night, he had a stomachache.
    •(Sad violin music playing in background)
    •(Sad music fades out)(Squeaking sound of caterpillar moving x3)
    •The next day was Sunday again. The caterpillar ate through one nice green leaf. And after that, he felt much better.
    • (Crunchy lettuce bite sound x4) (Joyous trumpet sounds)
    •Now, he wasn’t hungry anymore. But he wasn’t a little caterpillar anymore. He was a big FAT caterpillar. (Deep boing sound)
    •He built a small house called a cocoon around himself. He stayed inside for more than two weeks.
    •(Jeopardy waiting music playing)
    •Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon (Crackling and crunching sound – like crumpling paper)
    •… pushed his way out, and he was a beautiful butterfly! (Angelic voices singing as he flaps his wings)
    •The end. (Children applauding and cheering)

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  6. (Intro music: ninja music? Flute?)
    Hello Ninja
    By ND Wilson
    (Transition sound: drums – taiko?)

    [Pages 1 & 2]
    (Music in background playing lightly: something like “Return of the Fishing Boat”/“Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”)
    Hello, ninja.
    (Gong sound)
    Yes, hello.
    (High pitched chime/ring like a concierge bell).

    [Pages 3 & 4]
    (Music: ninja version of Muzak or ambient outdoor noises – sea noises)
    Ninjas chop.
    (Chopping sound — fruit ninja-esque?)
    Ninjas shop.
    (Cash register sound followed by shopping cart being pushed/whooshing sound)
    Ninjas love to bellyflop.
    (Loud splash and bubbles underwater sound)

    [Pages 5 & 6]
    (Music: ninja version of Muzak/ambient outdoor noises – jungle sounds)
    Ninjas here.
    (Slide whistle “in” sound)
    Ninjas there.
    (Slide whistle “out” sound)
    Ninjas love to cut your hair.
    (Scissor snipping sound and cat meowing – channel grumpy cat).

    [Pages 7 & 8]
    (Music: piano— elegant: “Deux Arabesques: Andante”)
    Ninjas dance.
    (Crocodile snapping overlaying music track)
    Ninjas prance.
    (Shift in music: piano with accented notes – marcato/sfz — peppy: “Deux Arabesques: Allegretto”)
    Ninjas train the king of France.
    (Regal trumpeter sound and meek cat meow followed by sample of “La Marseillaise”)

    [Pages 9 & 10]
    (Music: ninja version of Muzak/ambient outdoor noises – breeze noises)
    Ninjas pose up on their toes
    (Bell sounds and/or trills – evoke twinkle toes)
    Every time a blizzard blows.
    (Cool winds blowing/chilly ice sound)

    [Pages 11 & 12]
    (Music: lullaby – some variant of Rockabye Baby)
    And when a ninja’s sent to bed, he saddles up a dragon’s head.
    (Dragon roaring)
    And flies away into the night
    (Swooping sound)
    To chop and dance until it’s light.
    (Chopping sound overlaying piano music)

    [Pages 13 & 14]
    (Repeat: Music in background playing is the same as at the beginning leading into pages 1 & 2)
    Hello ninja.
    (Gong sound cut off)
    Shhh! Not yet… Ninjas ninja hard all day, they need to sleep before they play
    (Cricket sounds that eventually fade).
    (Outro music: ninja music? Flute?)

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  7. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

    [OPENING SCENE. Mykola Leontovych’s “Carol of the Bells” is playing but then starts to slowly fade as NARRATOR begins to speak.]

    NARRATOR:
    On Christmas Eve, many years ago, I lay quietly in my bed. I did not rustle the sheets. I breathed slowly and silently.

    [sound of a child softly breathing in the background, NARRATOR continues.]

    I was listening for a sound—a sound a friend told me I’d never hear—the ringing bells of Santa’s sleigh.

    [ sound of soft movement on the bed, the creaking of the wooden bed frame and the rustling of the pillow and both the comforter and blanket, followed by the sound of sleigh bells far off in the distance as if the child could hear them but can’t really determine if it is the sound or not.]

    OBNOXIOUS FRIEND:
    There is no Santa.

    NARRATOR:
    My friend had insisted, but I knew he was wrong. Late that night I did hear sounds, though not of ringing bells.

    [ sound of an owl can be heard nearby as a small pile of snow on the tree it’s perched on falls to the ground and the sound of it hitting the ground can be heard. It’s followed by the sound of a lonely car as it drives by the snow covered street. The headlights of the car flash through the room like a beacon, a lighthouse if you will, as the wheels crunching the snow underneath can be heard as it drives by the street.]

    From outside came the sounds of hissing steam and squeaking metal.

    [ sound of a train, locomotive if you want to get technical, approaching as the sound of its arrival is imminent. The chugging of the wheels starts to fade as it’s accompanied by the sound of the brakes being applied, giving the locomotive time to stop as steam blankets over the snow, following the trail that the car that passed earlier left behind.]

    I looked through my windows and saw a train standing perfectly still in front of my house.

    [ sound of the train coming to a complete stop is heard, the sound of steam being released follows as the doors of the locomotive are being opened. The sound of the comforter and blankets being tossed aside can be heard, followed by the sound of bare feet hitting the wooden floor as the child scampers out of bed and rushes to the window. There is the sound of curtains being pulled aside being accompanied by the sound of the child wiping away fog from the window with the sleeve of a robe.]

    [END SCENE, the sound of sleigh bells plays for a bit until they slowly start to fade out into the distance. Josh Groban’s “Believe” starts for a few moments before it too starts to fade as the ANNOUNCER/NARRATOR begins to tell the audience about current offers from the sponsors. Followed by the announcement of the next show time and the program coming up next before bidding the audience a good night.]

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  8. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dknXRQ_a5CssTlsuU0jASpW5jAFZjADOWEn_ZwnE614/edit?usp=sharing

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  9. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.
    (low buzz of cicadas)

    One Sunday morning the warm sun came up… and POP, out of the egg came a tiny, very hungry caterpillar.
    (soft ukulele finger picking intro to Here Comes the Sun)
    (bubble pop sound just after the word pop)

    He started looking for some food.
    (crunching of fine gravel.)

    (single, short, major accordion note played.)
    On Monday he ate through one apple. But he was still hungry.

    (next accordion note in the major scale)
    On Tuesday he ate through two pears, but he was still hungry.

    (next accordion note in the major scale)
    On Wednesday he ate through three plums, but he was still hungry.

    (next accordion note in the major scale)
    On Thursday he ate through four strawberries, but he was still hungry.

    (next accordion note in the major scale)
    On Friday he ate through five oranges, but he was still hungry.

    (next accordion note in the major scale played longer)
    On Saturday he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie,
    (sound of chewing on hard candy starts softly and gets louder through the text)

    one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon.

    That night he had a stomach ache!
    (beat)
    (thud of a flat rock falling into a pile of crunchy leaves)


    The next day was Sunday again. The caterpillar ate through one nice leaf, and after that he felt better.
    (breeze rustling leaves.) (a couple of cheery notes on an upright bass)

    (Adam Ben Ezra playing upright bass solo through this page and the next)
    Now he wasn't hungry anymore--and he wasn't a little caterpillar anymore. He was a big fat caterpillar.

    He built a small house, called a cocoon, around himself. He stayed inside for more than two weeks. Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out and...
    (percussion. a wooden spoon hitting an empty tissue box in time with the fading bass solo)


    He became a beautiful butterfly!
    (fade in ukulele:Here Comes the Sun)

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  11. Little Ant’s Big Plan

    *Opening music- something soft and upbeat*
    Little Ant loved to read.
    Little Ant was often teased.
    *mocking laughter and sniffling*
    “Ants don’t read. Ants must feed. Ants collect the food they need.”
    Little Ant would read all day, he’d read and read the day away.
    *pages being turned, rustling*
    The other ants took what they found to store for winter underground.
    *marching feet, shuffles of movement*
    His mum and dad got really mad, and Little Ant felt really bad.
    *quiet crying and somber violin notes*
    In autumn when the leaves fall down, *wind picking up, dry leaves rustling together* the ants must keep food underground.
    The Queen wants food to fill the store, so all the ants must work some more.
    *background trumpets to introduce the queen*
    Little Ant begins to shout about a place he read about. *a voice rising above the noise of movement and other conversations*
    “A restaurant is what we need, a place where people go to feed. It says so in the books I read.”
    The ants go marching one by one. *sound of footsteps, growing in number* They march into the setting sun.
    And Little Ant said, “Hey, there’s one!” *shouts of excitement in the background*
    The ants go marching one by one, carrying a burger, carrying a bun.
    *sounds or rhythmic footsteps; like an army march*
    When they return the Queen is glad. The store is full. They cheer like mad.
    *roars of victory, stomping and clapping, hoorahs*
    Ant gets hugs from mum and dad. His baby sister takes his hand, “Now I think I understand. The way you love to read a book…makes me want to take a look.”

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  12. https://docs.google.com/document/d/16YPqDLLRbz4YhPlGeM_LK2y4hTP7ga09wYtK67Na828/edit

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  13. (Amy Schwartz) https://docs.google.com/document/d/16Pc2qdACpd_AA-DAVZTuNMzMwLcMQ7wqEGDcrXMEoqs/edit?usp=sharing

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  14. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

    [Intro Music: something twinkly, flute or strings, slow and peaceful]
    NARRATOR:
    Goodnight Moon written by Margaret Wise Brown
    [End intro music]

    [Piano/flute entrance musical bed played softly in background throughout story]
    [fire crackling]
    NARRATOR:
    In the great green room
    There was a telephone
    And a red balloon
    [wind sound]
    And a picture of –
    [Flipping page over sound]

    NARRATOR:
    The cow jumping over the moon
    [sound of cow mooing]
    And there were three little bears sitting on chairs
    [Flipping page over sound]

    NARRATOR:
    And two little kittens
    [soft cat meowing]
    And a pair of mittens
    [fire crackling]
    And a little toyhouse
    [light switch sound]
    And a young mouse
    [scattering and squeaking noise]
    [Flipping page over sound]

    NARRATOR:
    And a comb and a brush and a bowl full of mush
    [rocking chair creaking]
    And a quiet old lady who was whispering “hush”
    [old lady voice saying 'hush' and knitting needles hitting each other]
    [Flipping page over sound]

    NARRATOR:
    [sequence of fire crackling, meowing, rocking chair creaking, and knitting needles hitting each other]
    Goodnight room
    [Flipping page over sound]

    NARRATOR:
    Goodnight moon
    [twinkling sound]
    Goodnight cow jumping over the moon
    [cow mooing sound]
    [Flipping page over sound]

    NARRATOR:
    Goodnight light
    [light switch sound]
    And the red balloon
    [soft wind sound]
    Goodnight bears
    Goodnight chairs
    [sound of three yawns]
    [Flipping page over sound]

    NARRATOR:
    [rocking chair creaking]
    Goodnight kittens
    [cat purring sound]
    Goodnight mittens
    [fire crackling sound]

    NARRATOR:
    Goodnight clocks
    [tick tock sound]
    And goodnight socks
    [Flipping page over sound]

    NARRATOR:
    Goodnight little house
    [light switch sound]
    And goodnight mouse
    [scurrying and squeaking sound]
    [Flipping page over sound]

    NARRATOR:
    [fire crackling]
    Goodnight comb
    And goodnight brush
    [Flipping page over sound]

    NARRATOR:
    Goodnight nobody
    Goodnight mush
    [plop sound like picking up a spoonful of oatmeal and letting it fall back into the bowl]
    [Flipping page over sound]

    NARRATOR:
    [rocking chair squeaking]
    And goodnight to the old lady whispering “hush”
    ['shhhhhhh' sound]
    [Flipping page over sound]

    NARRATOR:
    Goodnight stars
    [twinkling sound]
    Goodnight air
    [wind sound and soft cricket sound]
    [Flipping page over sound]

    NARRATOR:
    [twinkling sound, fire crackling sound, and light snoring sound]
    Goodnight noises everywhere
    [closing book sound]

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  15. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TccjHlWld2nmiXz26J4gpFQlL0nkhmoJFSOycq8G1CY/edit?usp=sharing

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  16. Marvin K. Mooney will you Please Go Now
    Narrator: The time has come. The time is now. Just go. GO! I don’t care how.
    Narrator: You can go by foot.
    Sound: Footsteps pounding
    Narrator: You can go by cow
    Sound: Cow mooing. Hooves clonking on ground
    Narrator: Marvin K. Mooney will you please go now! You can go on skates
    Sound: plastic wheels on pavement
    Narrator: You can go on skis
    Sound: Skies on snow. Ski pic stabbed into snow.
    Narrator: You can go in a hat. But please go. Please!
    Narrator: I don’t care. You can go by bike
    Sound: bike bell ringing
    Narrator: You can go on a Zike-Bike if you like
    Narrator: If you like you can go in an old blue shoe
    Sound: Footsteps pounding once again
    Narrator: Just go, go, GO! Please do, do DO!
    Narrator: Marvin K. Mooney, I don’t care how. Marvin K. Mooney, will you please GO NOW!
    Narrator: You can go on stilts
    Sound: wood stumps against a floor
    Narrator: You can go by fish
    Sound: gulp gulp of a fish
    Narrator: You can go in a crunk-car if you wish
    Sound: Vroom vroom of a car
    Narrator: If you wish you may go by lion’s tail
    Sound: Roar of a lion
    Narrator: Or stamp yourself and go by mail. Marvin K. Mooney! Don’t you now the time ha come to go, Go, GO!
    Narrator: Get on your way! Please Marvin K.! You might like going in a Zumble-Zay.
    Sound: Elephant sound
    Narrator: You can go by balloon…
    Sound: balloon filling with air
    Narrator: … or broomstick
    Sound: broom against the ground
    Narrator: OR you can go by camel in a bureau drawer.
    Sound: Drawer slamming closed
    Narrator: you can go by bumble-boat
    Sound: boat engine roaring
    Narrator: or jet
    Sound: Jet zooming by
    Narrator: I don’t care how you go. Just GET!

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