Magic show brings favorite books to life

Charles Olbon and Beatrice Gilmore Schools received a visit from the Reading Rocks assembly program on March 13. The programs were funded by the Home & School Associations. Joe Holiday's Reading Rocks Magic Show is a literacy assembly that blends stage magic, comedy, music and audience participation. Each trick is tied in to a classic or popular age appropriate book title such as "Harry Potter," "Origami Yoda" and "Fairly Fairy Tales." A brief description of each book  is given, followed by a magic trick incorporating the theme or characters.  This brings the characters and story to life and gets the students excited about reading.