The perfect program to introduce the importance
of reading to the primary school audience. Bob Conrad takes
a special interest in books, because he writes them !
A magical look at reading and all the exciting things that can be
found in a book:
- Things you can learn
- Things you can make
Author Bob Conrad pulls out all the stops and lets his imagination
and talents run wild, as he explores the Magic in books in his own
magical way. Your audience will take part in his adventure and meet
Sam, his magical talking book. See magic from far away lands.
They will meet Bob's puppet friend Junior, and the Magical Hemp
Snakes. They will hear tales from foreign lands, folk tales, stories
about animals and famous people, and more. They will see just how
much fun Reading can be.
A program filled with audience participation, baffling magic, puppets,
ventriloquism and good clean fun.
Bob Conrad is the author/ illustrator of several educational books for children.
You too can have results like this!
"Once again, thank you ever so much for a fantastic assembly. Your program, "Books
are Magic" was a perfect kick-off to our PARP program. Our students and staff truly
loved your show - they talked about it all month long. We cannot wait to have you back
The Kreamer Street PTA, Kreamer St School, Bellport, NY
"Thank you for the wonderful program presented at our school. We have the
opportunity to see many performers throughout the year and there is usually only a
handful that we would recommend to another elementary school. Both the teachers and
the students expressed their satisfaction to me and would love for you to be part of our
assembly schedule for next year. Thank you for allowing our students to experience
"Books are Magic" presentation and we look forward to seeing you again."
Christopher Smalley, Assistant Principal, Signal Hill Elementary, Dix Hills, NY
"Thank you so much for your wonderful performance at Washington school. I don't
know who enjoyed the "Books are Magic" show more - the students or the adults! The
stories combined with tricks and puppets are a perfect combination that will encourage
children to read."
Renee Soracco, Co-vice president Washington School Parents Association,
Washington school, Bergenfield, NJ
"Thank you for participating in our 2nd Annual Reading Festival. June 5, 2004 at the
Irvington Public Library. As you observed, the children and adults really enjoyed your
presentation. Your participation helped make the event enjoyable and successful.
It is our desire that we will continue to encourage reading amongst children and
families. I look forward to working with you in other endeavors as we continue to reach
out to children and families of Irvington."
Denice Hutchinson, Recource Development Specialist, State of New Jersey,
Department of Human Services, Bloomfield, NJ
"On behalf of the kindergarten teachers and children in Abraham Lincoln school #14 in
Elizabeth, I would like to thank you for the successful assembly you performed on June
The children enjoyed "Books are Magic" , your puppet friend Gomer, the magical Hemp
snakes and your ability to captivate 175 children for 45 minutes. You made reading
Gladys Stein, Kindergarten Teacher, Abraham Lincoln School , Elizabeth, NJ
"Thank you for taking part in our Wednesday Matinee series. Your performance of
"Books are Magic" was a great crowd pleaser. We always enjoy your program and look
forward to having you at Trailside in the future."
Patricia Bertsch, Director , Trailside Nature & Science Center, Mountainside, NJ
"I am writing to let you know how much we enjoyed your presentation last Wednesday.
We were thrilled with the "Books are Magic' program. I was not certain what to expect,
but we were more than pleased with the combination of magic, ventriloquism and
puppets to tell the children about the importance of books. The children seemed to
love the program and the humor.
Thanks again, and I am certain we will be contacting you again in the near future to
arrange another one of your programs at our library."
Janet Boldt, Children's Librarian, Spring Lake Public Library, Spring Lake, NJ
Books Are Magic
Bob with Sam the Magic Talking Book.
Bob makes Bernie the Book Worm appear.