Creator: Danny Orleans
Publisher: Amaze Kids
MSRP: $ 44.95
Skill Level: all
Video Run time: 30 minutes
Type of effect: Kids party magic
Manufacturer's Write Up:
This is big! It's really big! - and when you're doing kids shows, bigger is better. That's why Danny Orleans has performed his Colossal Coloring Book routine in every kids show he's done for the past 30 years. Now he's made it available to the magic community. This is a professional prop for professional family entertainers. Over three times as big as the industry standard, this giant book combines a classic principle with a sure-fire laugh-getter - all on a ginormous scale.
After you first show the line drawings (so big, even the back row can see), the book's pages magically transform, becoming filled with scribble-scrabble! This is an original idea direct from Danny's act and just one of the hilarious moments of his routine with two kid helpers. Of course, in the end, the book's pages become beautifully colored. You can easily learn, master and perform this trick - and the staff at AmazeKids, who made the book, thinks it might just become the centerpiece of your kids or family show very soon.
Watch the video to see snippets of Danny's performance from his live show that is part of his DVD set, "The Art of Presenting Magic to Children." It'll give you an insider's view of this very special, jumbo-sized, cleverly gimmicked coloring book.
Here are the features:
- 15" wide by 20" tall
- 32 pages, saddle-stitched
- Three transformations: line drawings, scribble-scrabble, perfectly-colored
- Bright, 4-color cover with glossy UV coating
- Matte finish, sturdy paper pages with "specially-trimmed" edges
- Crayon-textured art on colored pages
- Along with the book, you get a sheet of basic instructions and a link to an instructional video including Danny Orleans' entire 10-minute routine. Plus you get two bonus downloads teaching you all about the Jumbo Vanishing Crayons and the Jumbo Nesting Wands.
The routine has enormous flexibility so you can add crayons and an assortment of breakaway props to "fix" the scribble-scrabble.
How accurate is the ad copy? No deception, this is an amazing product
What's in the box? 15x20 Coloring book, instruction sheet and download code for the 30 minute video
Key points: Danny gives you his entire routine, including patter and additional "supporting magic." This is a great value
How are the production values: The video is shot well with good settings, camera positions and sound
Is it well made: This prop is so professionally made, it looks like the real thing
Is it well taught: Danny is a very clear and easy to follow teacher. So, not only is he fun to learn from, but the video is engaging to watch.
My thoughts (what I personally liked/disliked): I loved the attention to detail that Danny and his artist took with this prop.
Storage? Does it "pack flat?" This packs flat and plays big - because it is big! It'll play as beautifully in a large theater as it will a home birthday party.
Difficulty / Skill level required: All skill levels - easy to do
How much arts and crafts are involved? zero
How practical is this in the real world? (can it really be done?) Danny will give you real world handling and tips so that you are knocking it out of the park every time.
Overall score: let's toss out the traditional score of 1-10 and make this something that we all can appreciate and understand.
X Very Satisfied
_____ Somewhat Satisfied
_____ Neither Satisfied or Dissatisfied
_____ Somewhat Dissatisfied
_____ Very Dissatisfied
_____ No Opinion
The additional two effects, the disappearing crayons and multiplying wands routine were pulled footage from Danny's previous release: the Art of Teaching Magic to Children
+ Hey do you want to see my full review with even more of my opinions and ideas? Visit this link for my video review: https://youtu.be/G78KVqeWr70