Lotz of Magic for Kidz
by John Breeds
Large format 214 pages
Reviewed by Peter Randini
“Lotz of Magic for Kidz” reflects John Breeds' philosophy of clever magic and fun. Getting children to enjoy magic and be thoroughly entertained ensures all important re-bookings and other children (and parents) wanting the same for their party.
The original effects and routines are described in detail with clear illustrations and photographs for the construction of the props required. This with the addition of John’s anecdotes and words of wisdom, gained over many years of professional entertaining, make an enjoyable read and an encouragement to produce the props described. These can then be used to perform the well-structured routines which will enhance any professional magic performance.
Super gags such as ‘The Mains Buzzer Opener’ and the ‘Rat Trap’ give a new edge to the magician in trouble. The practical method for ‘The Spider on the Back’ makes it easy to include in the magic programme. Combined with strong routines such as ‘Hickory Dickory Dock’ and ‘Pro Epic’ with interludes of fun with the likes of ‘The Yes/No Book’ give the whole audience a chance to be involved.
Those who perform walk-about magic will enjoy the routines such as ‘Find the Duck’ and the use in its many forms of ‘Henry’s Biscuit Steal’ they are full of fun and give the opportunity to entertain both children and adults together.
This is a practical and more than useful addition to any children’s magical entertainer’s library, which will no doubt be referred to time and again.
© Peter Randini, June 2018
Available from: www.johnbreeds.com