The Houdini Box, by Brian Selznick (So so good!)
We were visited by:
Rick Eugene, the MAGICIAN!!!
Click the picture to head over to my flickr so you can see the progression of wand sizes. It was hilarious! "We need a BIGGER. MAGIC. WAND!"
Rick was sooo awesome! He is really sweet and intuitive and had the kids eating out of the palm of his hand. He wasn't afraid to get down on their level and really made every effort to connect with the audience. We LOVED his performance, and if you happen to be an Iowa Librarian, I highly recommend him!
He also taught us a trick. Which I took step by step pictures of so that I could teach it to you. And then, I thought that might be too confusing, so I shot this silly video of me teaching you the trick. I think I'll still post the pictures, because the movie is kinda dark, but I look and sound like a doofus and Cleo makes a surprise appearance and I would be awful if I robbed you of that. So, enjoy!