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Excerpt from the introduction by David Hemingway:
The plum of the book is undoubtedly the 'Parade of the Firemen.' This will surely be seen in the acts of many leading children's entertainers.
Michael Elliott has at last been persuaded to go into print with his wealth of experience in entertaining children. His approach is, in my opinion, completely new and his knowledge of commercial script writing shows through in many ways.
Many of his basic ideas may seem old, but are presented in a new and telling way. Atrocious puns may seem corny to you and me, but they are the very essence of what children enjoy. The 'bits of business' involved in his routines; for example, 'Sadie the Seal', are proven to be effective. Even the old 'Shaking Hands' gag is routined so as to be priceless.
1st edition 1970, 40 pages; PDF 42 pages.word count: 19277 which is equivalent to 77 standard pages of text