WHAT THE KIDS SAY
I know it is so good because I keep using the tricks! The magic tricks were great to play on the kids at school and now I just teaching other people how to do the tricks too. I am not sure what my favourite is. There are a couple I haven't even done yet, I thought they might be hard, but maybe I'll try some now. Every kid likes tricks but it's really more fun because you can play these on adults and if you practice a lot they don't know how you did it.
I tried the card trick 'I can read your mind'. It says to put the cards in an order you know so when you look you know what one is missing. It worked. I also tried the quarter snatching. I already knew how to do this. You put a quarter by your elbow and then swing and catch it. I did the 'toxic pants' coin trick too. The pictures were good and helped me understand it. In general, the pictures are more useful than the written explanations. I find that the (written) instructions are not very detailed. They should put more tricks in the book, there are really not that many.
The book is neat because it has a lot of different pranks you can do and the pictures are good. Some of the tricks are too easy and some I didn't feel like trying.
This book was cool and interesting. I was reading it so much to find cool tricks to show my friends at school. I would practice it at home for a bit and then I would bring all kinds of tricks to school. Some of them worked well and some weren't the best. I was interested in learning all about them. My friends thought the gum was cool. I actually scared my teacher she thought it was gross when I put it on her table. The class had a laugh.
My favorite tricks are the coin sandwich, dizzy deck, I can read your mind and spell check. I also liked that there was some stuff that were not magic tricks like the elbow drop. I also thought the grocery labels at the back were funny. I really like the card tricks and how to Palm coins and the how to read your mind games. I'm not so interested in the fake gum because I don't want someone to think its real gum and eat it. I was able to read the steps and do the tricks myself.
WHAT ADULTS THINK
This was a great magic book for kids wanting to learn some intro card and coin tricks. The tricks were well explained with clear text and illustrations making it easy for my 8 yr old to follow the instructions. He really loved some of the tricks and memorized them to show off to his friends. He thought the fake labels were funny but didn't end up using them. He was less interested in the fake gum as he thought people might be sad to be tricked with fake gum. Overall I would recommend this book to any kid looking for some good into to magic tricks that were easy to do.
As usual, Klutz did not disappoint with the Prankster Magic book. My boys especially (M11, M9) have really been enjoying the book and practicing the tricks. I admit,I have also been getting a good laugh out of it. The stickers and cards at the back are hysterical. One of the kids is going to be trying some pranks at school. I'm not sure the teachers will be as amused as I am!
There's a reason Klutz's magic books have sold like, well, magic, with more than 3.5 million books in print. We think it's because the pure joy of wowing a roomful of onlookers with some deft, old-school magic is still the greatest thrill around for a kid (and, ahem, some adults). That's why we've created Prankster Magic, a fool-your- friends book of tricks that combines all-new material with the best from out-of-print books such as Coin Magic, No-Practice Magic, and Card Trickery. Written in the notorious Klutz Immaturity voice, this book includes sections on coin tricks, card tricks, and (how did you know?) mind reading. These are easy pranks and quick tricks - no hokey hocus-pocus, no need to borrow someone's rabbit - just the sweet spot between mischief and amazement!
1 piece of fake gum