“Imagine Your Story.” That’s the 2020 Collaborative Summer Library Program theme. Are you ready to incorporate that theme in your summer library show? Tom Hughes is. And he’s sharing his approach plus 12 new routines in his just-released ebook, “Unicorns, Dragons and Bookworms…Oh My!”
Tom’s name should be familiar to you. This is his 4th ebook for AmazeKids customers. He specializes in performing at libraries in North and South Carolina and neighboring states. He’s the author of *The Library Performer’s Handbook *and he's lectured at the KIDabra Convention.
CSLP’s theme is based on folklore and fairytales. So, it’s fertile ground for performers of magic. Tom highlights children’s books and reading in each of his routines. Each is based around storybook characters (such as princesses, leprechauns and dragons) and symbols (such as pumpkins, fire, and golden eggs) that are familiar to kids.
Contents of Unicorns, Dragons and Bookworms…Oh My!
- Fairy Nuff
- The Half-Frog Prince
- Quick Bits
- The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg
- Princess in a Patriarchy
- Medieval Knieval
- More Quick Bits
- How to Train Your Puppet
- Even More Quick Bits
- How to Catch a Leprechaun
- The Fire Book (previously published in the Library Performer's Handbook)
- Build a Better Unicorn (previously published in the Library Performer's Handbook)
- Granny Bites Back (previously published in the Library Performer's Handbook)
- Run. Run. As fast as you can!
You’ll breathe new life into props that you probably already have or are easy to get. Props like Change Bags, Egg Bags, a puppet, silks, Square Circle, a box of Lucky Charms cereal, fake gold coins, Spring Flowers, A Fire Book (wait ‘til you read his strategy about how to use it properly in a library!) and more.
And of course, there are books. Tom includes popular kids’ books in his program. He’s picked out some great ones that tie directly to each routine in his show. This ebook includes 12 new routines and 3 previously published ones. When you understand Tom’s approach to library shows, you’ll understand why his calendar is full of libraries that book and rebook him every year.
Check out the table of contents to decide if it’s right for you. Do you want a fast track to creating your summer library themed show? Unicorns, Dragons and Bookworms…Oh My! will help you "Imagine Your Story."