At 470 pages, this is probably the biggest book on kids magic that's ever been written! However, the really good news for the children's entertainer, is that it's been written by a veteran of the kid show birthday party circuit, who has worked his way up to become one of the most sought-after kids entertainers in the New York City. You may not have heard of him before, but I can guarantee that you'll be hearing a lot from him in the near future.
The book is Beyond Look, Don't See: Furthering the Art of Children's Magic. The author is Christopher T. Magician, and he's compiled an enormous number of practical techniques to help you make your magic presentations more memorable. Christopher describes 25 of his favorite techniques for creating kid show hilarity. Better yet, he includes 25 fully-scripted routines direct from his living room birthday party show.
As a kid show pro myself, I can see how this book would be immediately valuable to any kids entertainer, even non-magicians!. Chris demonstrates the versatility of each laugh-getting technique by providing five or six "Take It And Run With It" ideas for each one. You can take, run with and make your own routines once you've digested his practical bytes of advice. His suggestions indeed go beyond the old "Look Don't See" and "Magician-in-Trouble" plots. His goal is to take the art of children's magic further. In my opinion, he more than succeeds.
PARTIAL TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Here is just a partial list of the 25 Laugh-Getting Techniques followed by the title of the completely scripted trick that follows it:
- SAY ANYTHING -- "Carrots to Skunk"
- MISPLACED MAGIC -- "Cowboy Rope Trick"
- FAIL FIRST -- "Tootsie Flop"
- SECURITY GUARDS -- "Hou & Dono, The Houdini hares"
- CHOOSE YOUR OWN MAGIC ADVENTURE -- "20th Century What?!!"
- WRONG RHYMING WORDS -- "Nest of Soxes"
Beyond Look, Don't See: Furthering the Art of Children's Magic has 470 pages, 25 scripted routines with props you probably already own, 144 Take It and Run With It examples of what makes kids laugh applied to basic magic routines, and is peppered with over 100 photos, graphics and illustrations, This tome will be a fantastic resource for children's magicians who want to upgrade the entertainment value of their show. Get this book now. I guarantee that it will be your new favorite go-to children's magic book every time you want to improve your kids show.