KIDS WITH WORRIES SEASON 1, EPISODE 2: AFRAID OF THUNDER

Ann Hannon annmariehannon@yahoo.com 5199576203418

CHILDREN'S FAMILY OTHER

Contemporary,Other

Ann Marie Hannon

Logline

How to get over a fear of thunderstorms. Finding out her Grandson is afraid of thunder, Grandma Annie tells Grandson (and his teddy bear Theodore) a bedtime story to help him with his latest worry.

Genre

Children's,Family,Other

Short Summary

Thunderstorms heighten a lot of the things children find scary and worrisome. A loud rumble and a flash of light can send a child fleeing under their covers. Though thunderstorms may be intimidating, they’re actually quite helpful and Grandma helps her Grandson understand this using a clever story.


This story (when Grandson's Grandpa was a kid and at a school field day and a huge clash of thunder causes everyone to run) gives Grandma a chance to explain why thunder is good, and "If we didn't have thunder it sure would be hard to stay out of the way of lightening." Another worry solved!

Setting

Worldwide ...anywhere World...a universal story for kids around the world.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Other,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Other

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Main Character Details

Name: No name...except Grandson...allows the viewer to use their imagination and maybe picture themselves as the main character

Age: 5 to 7 years old.

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Grandma Annie

Age: 50 to 65 years old

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Gracious,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Children in the story within a story that Grandma tells to Grandson

Age: 5 to 7 years old

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Heroic,Leader,Funny,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Other children in the story within the story about the school field day.

Age: 5 to 7 years old

Gender: Female

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Heroic

Development Pitch

The story within the story makes this episode bounce with lively and informative appeal. Grandma tells Grandson who is afraid of thunder all about when his Grandpa was a kid and going to a school field day to celebrate the end of the year and first day of summer. All of the students are excited and can’t wait to participate in all of the exciting games and activities planned for them. Upon arrival to the park, the students embark on their field day adventures without a care in the world. Without warning, a random thunderstorm pops up and sends the students fleeing for cover. Frightened from the crack of the thunder, they panic and hide under a nearby tree when a bolt of lightening strikes the tree and puts the kids in serious danger. The teacher rallies them together and ushers them back onto the bus. Once they’re all safe and sound the teacher explains to them how thunderstorms work and how they can use thunder to their advantage in order to steer clear of the real danger; lightning. Through this story, Grandma Annie shows her Grandson and Theodore that thunder is nothing to fear and that instead it’s a helpful noise, comparing it to other noises such as an alarm clock, a steaming tea kettle, a truck backing up and more. Plus, she teaches him a special trick how thunder indicates how far away the next lightening bolt is. Once again as in many other Kids with Worries episodes, Grandma Annie comes to the rescue to help resolve a worry with a real world solution.

About The Author

My name is Ann Marie Hannon and I've written several award-winning children’s book that trend toward a new, different, but realistic approach about kids with worries and how they can learn to solve every day, only critical for a kid, life experiences. I am also a trained and certified Mediator and have handled court-ordered mediations for the Frederick County Maryland Circuit Court System in the past. Because of my books and my mediator status, I find that writing for adults along the same theme is fun, exciting, different, but in many ways also similar. So, I also explore that avenue with this short stories that I hope spark an interest. Poetry and screenplay writing are also near the top of my writing agenda and decidedly important, different, and exciting ways to communicate. Without a doubt, I’m no Dr. Seuss, or Emily Dickinson. I'm simply a lady with ideas, who would like to stand tall, dream big, and make those dreams come true whenever possible. So far, my published books for children have received world-wide Mom’s Choice Awards for family friendly media, and I’ve been asked to submit scripts for those and other stories as the “Kids with Worries" animated TV series. Maybe, just maybe, that dream will come true. Thanks for your consideration as well.

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12,6 and under

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

2105970

Logline

How to get over a fear of thunderstorms. Finding out her Grandson is afraid of thunder, Grandma Annie tells Grandson (and his teddy bear Theodore) a bedtime story to help him with his latest worry.

Short Summary

Thunderstorms heighten a lot of the things children find scary and worrisome. A loud rumble and a flash of light can send a child fleeing under their covers. Though thunderstorms may be intimidating, they’re actually quite helpful and Grandma helps her Grandson understand this using a clever story.


This story (when Grandson's Grandpa was a kid and at a school field day and a huge clash of thunder causes everyone to run) gives Grandma a chance to explain why thunder is good, and "If we didn't have thunder it sure would be hard to stay out of the way of lightening." Another worry solved!

FEEDBACK

The story within the story makes this episode bounce with lively and informative appeal. Grandma tells Grandson who is afraid of thunder all about when his Grandpa was a kid and going to a school field day to celebrate the end of the year and first day of summer. All of the students are excited and can’t wait to participate in all of the exciting games and activities planned for them. Upon arrival to the park, the students embark on their field day adventures without a care in the world. Without warning, a random thunderstorm pops up and sends the students fleeing for cover. Frightened from the crack of the thunder, they panic and hide under a nearby tree when a bolt of lightening strikes the tree and puts the kids in serious danger. The teacher rallies them together and ushers them back onto the bus. Once they’re all safe and sound the teacher explains to them how thunderstorms work and how they can use thunder to their advantage in order to steer clear of the real danger; lightning. Through this story, Grandma Annie shows her Grandson and Theodore that thunder is nothing to fear and that instead it’s a helpful noise, comparing it to other noises such as an alarm clock, a steaming tea kettle, a truck backing up and more. Plus, she teaches him a special trick how thunder indicates how far away the next lightening bolt is. Once again as in many other Kids with Worries episodes, Grandma Annie comes to the rescue to help resolve a worry with a real world solution.

About The Author

My name is Ann Marie Hannon and I've written several award-winning children’s book that trend toward a new, different, but realistic approach about kids with worries and how they can learn to solve every day, only critical for a kid, life experiences. I am also a trained and certified Mediator and have handled court-ordered mediations for the Frederick County Maryland Circuit Court System in the past. Because of my books and my mediator status, I find that writing for adults along the same theme is fun, exciting, different, but in many ways also similar. So, I also explore that avenue with this short stories that I hope spark an interest. Poetry and screenplay writing are also near the top of my writing agenda and decidedly important, different, and exciting ways to communicate. Without a doubt, I’m no Dr. Seuss, or Emily Dickinson. I'm simply a lady with ideas, who would like to stand tall, dream big, and make those dreams come true whenever possible. So far, my published books for children have received world-wide Mom’s Choice Awards for family friendly media, and I’ve been asked to submit scripts for those and other stories as the “Kids with Worries" animated TV series. Maybe, just maybe, that dream will come true. Thanks for your consideration as well.

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Characters

Main Character

Name: No name...except Grandson...allows the viewer to use their imagination and maybe picture themselves as the main character

Age: 5 to 7 years old.

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Funny

Character 1

Name: Grandma Annie

Age: 50 to 65 years old

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Gracious,Educated

Character 2

Name: Children in the story within a story that Grandma tells to Grandson

Age: 5 to 7 years old

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Heroic,Leader,Funny,Outspoken

Character 3

Name: Other children in the story within the story about the school field day.

Age: 5 to 7 years old

Gender: Female

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Heroic