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If you love performing for children at family-oriented events...if you work hard to make your show fun, entertaining and significant...if you find performing magic for children rewarding--as a hobby or profession--then Jim Kleefeld’s Kidshow Matters is a very good fit for you.
This is Jim's newest, largest and best book of kidshow magic! What started as a series of columns in M-U-M magazine has been greatly expanded and notated by Jim in this 340-page volume with 200 illustrations, 46 tricks and one great kidshow philosophy. You’ll learn how to create memorable routines from utility props that you haven't used in a long time. Jim shares strategies to choose appropriate helpers and manage group behavior. As a matter of fact, there are over three dozen topics that he addresses in his book, and each is linked to two or three magic tricks as great examples of how to implement his approach to performing magic for family audiences. Here’s a list of some of them:
The 40 Chapter Topics include:
- Comedy by Misfortune
- Personify the Prop
- Transform Utility Props
- Segues and Callbacks
- Embed Educational Content
- Use Age Appeal
- Let Kids Succeed
- Manage Group Behavior
- Tell Visual Stories
- Every Audience Counts
- Choose Appropriate Helpers
- Embrace Familiar Moments
A former pre-school and Kindergarten teacher and now veteran of thousands of shows for children at schools, parties and libraries in the Midwest, Jim Kleefeld is an expert on how to entertain children. This collection of routines and in-depth thinking on how to entertain young audiences is a comprehensive guide to children’s magic, specifically about the ideas that make kidshow magic work. Get Kidshow Matters and you’ll get the knowledge, instruction and examples inside to help you become the best performer and entertainer of young children that you can possibly be.
"One of the most valuable books on the performance of magic ever written." Michael Close
"Kidshow Matters is a book of wisdom, knowledge and kindness. This book is an invaluable resource.”Max Howard
"Jim Kleefeld is a thinking man’s children’s magician. Anyone who wants to enhance their performances for young people needs to read Jim’s work." Jim Vagias
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