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Leo Gets A Letter

Leonardo da Vinci helps the Big Giant Head find his son. This on-line script matches what you hear in the audio – a great way to learn English and to learn how to read.

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Cast In Order Of Appearance:

Narrator
Mom
Leo
Big Giant Head
Neighbor
Lawyer
Dentist
Tractor
Tree
Postal Worker

SFX: opening music

NARRATOR

One sunny day Leo da Vinci was in his room painting.

MOM

Leo!

LEO

What!?

MOM

Lunch is on the table!

LEO

I’m busy!

MOM

Since when are you too busy to eat?

LEO

I gotta finish this painting for school tomorrow.

MOM

Fine. I’ll leave your sandwich on the table. I gotta go to the market.

SFX: door slams

NARRATOR

Leo dabs a bit of paint here and a bit of paint there and the next thing ya know – the painting rips apart, right in the middle!

SFX: ripping noise

NARRATOR

And out pops this big giant head.

SFX: popping cork sound

LEO

Oh my gosh! A big giant head!

BIG GIANT HEAD

Hey! Don’t get so personal. Feelings could get hurt.

LEO

Sorry.

BIG GIANT HEAD

That’s better. Now, have you seen my son anywhere?

LEO

What’s he look like?

BIG GIANT HEAD

Me, only younger.

LEO

That’s a big help.

NARRATOR

Leo’s mom has returned with her arms filled with groceries.

MOM

Leo come and AHHHHHHH!

SFX: crashing noise of groceries

NARRATOR

She faints dead away.

LEO

Oh no! I’ll have to get some smelling salts to wake her up!

NARRATOR

Leo rushes out the door and runs smack into his neighbor.

SFX: bumping “oofs”

NEIGHBOR

Whoa! What’s all the fuss about?

LEO

My mom’s fainted dead away. I need some smelling salts.

NEIGHBOR

I’ll go get my feather duster!

SFX: footsteps

NARRATOR

The neighbor runs down the block and runs smack into a lawyer.

SFX: bumping “oofs”

LAWYER

Whoa! What’s all the fuss about?

NEIGHBOR

Leo’s mom has fainted dead away. He’s getting some smelling salts. I’m getting my feather duster.

LAWYER

I’ll start the depositions!

NARRATOR

The lawyer runs down the block and runs smack into a dentist.

SFX: footsteps
SFX: bumping “oofs”

DENTIST

Whoa! What’s all the fuss about?

LAWYER

Leo’s mom has fainted dead away. He’s getting some smelling salts. The neighbor’s getting a feather duster. I’m starting the depositions.

DENTIST

I’ll find a water pick!

NARRATOR

The dentist runs down the block and runs smack into a tractor.

SFX: footsteps
SFX: bumping “oof” and a clanging noise

TRACTOR

Whoa! What’s all the fuss about?

DENTIST

Leo’s mom has fainted dead away. He’s getting some smelling salts. The neighbor’s getting a feather duster. The lawyer’s starting the depositions. I’m finding a water pick.

TRACTOR

I’ll plow the fields!

SFX: creaking tractor

NARRATOR

The tractor runs down the block and runs smack into a tree.*

SFX: clanging noise

TREE

Whoa! What’s all the fuss about?

TRACTOR

Leo’s mom has fainted dead away. He’s getting some smelling salts. The neighbor’s getting a feather duster. The lawyer’s starting the depositions. The dentist is finding a water pick. I’m plowing the fields.

TREE

I’ll just stay here, thank you.

NARRATOR

All of a sudden a box fell from the tree -

SFX: box thudding

NARRATOR

- and landed right in front of the postal worker on break on the other side of its trunk.

POSTAL WORKER

Oh, will you look at that. A box with a letter attached. And it’s addressed to Leo da Vinci from some guy named Michelangelo. Guess I’d better deliver it to him.

NARRATOR

The postal worker finished his break and then goes to Leo’s house.

SFX: knock on door and door opens

POSTAL WORKER

Mrs. da Vinci? Got a box and a letter for your son.

MOM

Oh, thank you very much. I’d ask you for a cup of espresso but my groceries are everywhere and Leo is not to be found.

SFX: creaking tractor

NARRATOR

Just then the tractor pulls up carrying Leo, the neighbor, the lawyer, and the dentist.

LEO

I’ve got the smelling salts!

NEIGHBOR

I’ve got my feather duster!

LAWYER

I’ve got the depositions!

DENTIST

I’ve got a water pick!

TRACTOR

I’ve plowed the fields!

NARRATOR

Well, Mrs. da Vinci didn’t have any idea what they were talking about. So she handed Leo his box and went back to sorting the groceries. Leo went to his room and opened the letter.

LEO

Let’s see now. “Contents to be given to the Big Giant Head.”

BIG GIANT HEAD

Oh good, I see you’ve found my son.

NARRATOR

Leo opened the box and out popped a smaller head –

SFX: popping cork sound

NARRATOR

– that actually did look like the Big Giant Head, only younger. Both heads quickly disappeared into the rip in the canvas.

LEO

Mom? I need a favor!

MOM

What now?

LEO

Can you come and sew up my canvas?

MOM

No. I’m too busy cooking.

LEO

But mom –

MOM

Do it yourself or this will be the last supper you get out of me for a while.

LEO

The last supper, hmm . . .

SFX: closing music

[ *Should be: The tractor drives down the block and runs smack into a tree.]

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