Very charming effect developed by Samuel Patrick Smith for children that's entertaining and educational!
From the manufacturer:
"The performer displays a folder with a picture of a library on the front.
Inside the "library" are books, a table and lamp for reading, and...and... and...oops- there is no Bob the Book Worm! Where is he?
Maybe he's hiding behind some books.
Meantime, the folder is laid aside, and the performer shows five giant cards depicting different kinds of books and stories you can find at the library-fairy tales, history, adventure, geography, how-to books, and...
wait!-here he is!- it's Bob the Book Worm!
But Bob is a tricky fellow, and before you know it, he has disappeared and his card is completely blank! Where is he?
The kids guess, you guess, but nobody can find him until he makes his surprise reappearance which leaves children hoarse and gasping as you and Bob the Book Worm take a bow."
This set comes from the collection of a professional magician who used this item very gently, and took great care of his props!
CONDITION: used, very good.
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