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“That was the best puppet show I have ever seen in my entire life” Kyle, San Carlos library5 years old, too funny.

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“Corny” and I have the pleasure of visiting 50 libraries annually presenting a fun and entertaining program for all ages. During each show we entertain and talk about various forms of puppetry (marionettes, sock puppets, hand puppets, people puppets) and their uses in a comical presentation that includes audience participation, juggling with Corny and a magic trick or two and plenty of laughter. I ask for volunteers and we have fun turning them into people puppets with funny character voices that is always a hit with the audience. I’m able to discuss what ventriloquism is and a little history of “throwing your voice” and during the show I teach a little ventriloquism that they could practice with.

Corny Reading

The show is very compatible to most summer themes and, as always, laughter is guaranteed. We talk about and show several books during the show on puppetry, juggling, magic (and ventriloquism, but those books are so hard to find) and joke books and the importance of imagination and the importance of reading. I relate how I checked out my first book on ventriloquism when I was 8 years old.

“Steve has a fast paced, clever show that keeps the kids enthralled and entertained along with their parents with his unique abilities and humor. Steve visits many of our county libraries each year with his wonderful humor.” Susan Benson, Library Program Dir. Sacramento County Libraries.

“Steve and “Corny” have entertained in our library system over the years and the children just love his show and we love watching the children’s faces as they laugh through the whole show. also like the fact that Steve incorporates books and the importance of reading into all his shows.” Kathy Bush, Librarian Program Director, Fresno County Libraries.

“Wonderful show, highly recommended. Steve has visited many of our libraries and is always professional, funny and so funny.” Pattie Lewis, Program Director, Sonoma County Libraries

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