When I learned the method, I was unimpressed and very concerned. It was very different than other
book tests I have used. The method is far from fool-proof and is dependent on you observing your
participant. Ironically, this is a children's book, but I have found the primary method works better
I have performed this a couple dozen times now and have received mixed
reactions. I will continue to perform this because I like the danger of failure with mentalism and I
can sell it with presentation whether I succeed or fail. It's a mentalism trick, it's good show some
Also, if you're not comfortable reading body language (which you WILL
need to do if the primary method fails...which it probably will fail) then this is not for you.
2 stars since this is not as robust as many "standard" book tests and you can't turn your back
on the spectator.
If you want a truly amazing, organic book test, I highly recommend you
pony up the dough and buy Tru Test from Penguin. That is spectacular!
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Be advised that this is not for adults, you can only use it for kids and even then some are too
quick for this.
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This prop is great for doing in mixed crowds at events and parties.
The first phase is
having a picture selected and then revealed by magi.The second phase is having a word selected and
then revealed by the magi.
So, have a kid do the first part and an adult do the second. It
could even be their parent.
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It sounded a lot better in the descsription than it turned out. It's usable,but not very
I really did not expect such a sophisticated book test when I initially purchased this, I thought
that it would be good enough for kids and leave it at that. Well to my surprise, it plays extremely
well to adults because of its simplicity! I must be the only hypnotist/mentalist that uses a
coloring book in his act!!!
This is a great way to add a coloring book/mentalism aspect to children's routine without using the
easily identified magician's coloring book. The overall quality is pretty good.
I like this, it's great! Kids will luv it, if you do kids shows! But I suggest mind reader wallet or
mind controller if you want to do adult mentalism, I get huge reaction with mind reader wallet!