Massachusetts Summer Reading Performer

Martha Boksenbaum - Chelsea Public Library

We had Jungle Jim visit our library yesterday for his Mousetrap Science Show. We had a good crowd of about 40 children, and they were very enthusiastic and seemed to be having a great time. Jungle Jim's silly jokes and use of audience participation was spot on. He invited at least 15 children onstage during the show, and everyone got to say and do actions with him as he performed.

He made a number of simple machines out of balloon animals and children (mostly who stepped down from the stage with static-y hair), and effectively explained how each machine works and why it might be important in our lives. He then took all of the machines he had made and applied them by creating a Rube Goldbeg-esque mousetrap to catch a mouse. Fun warning to librarians- Jungle Jim may ask for your participation as well, which my patrons enjoyed immensely.

Overall, Jungle Jim's show was extremely successful, and I will certainly have him back in the future. His prices are toward the higher end, but it was worth the money.

Chelsea Public Library

Chelsea Public Library


Diann Hadduch - Reuben Hoar Library

One reason I really like having Jungle Jim come to the  Reuben Hoar Library is I know that I am getting a quality program and a real crowd pleaser! He is also great with crowd control and making sure EVERYONE has an enjoyable experience!

One thing Jim does different than other entertainers is his educational high-energy balloon show is unique to the circuit of performers I have had. He definitely will be on my 2015 list of performers!

One moment I remember from his performance (that the children really enjoyed) was that I was the mouse who was caught in the trap and Jim made me ears and a tail to match my outfit! As he says, "It's all in the details." And, he DOES pay attention to those details throughout the show! Fun for the whole family!

Kitty Schact - Mansfield Public Library

Thank you for the performance, it was great, and it was truly different.  Simple machines as you've never seen them before, hands on and occasionally exploding! Whether you need to catch a mouse or not, you can't beat this fun and educational performance. In the hands of Jungle Jim balloons turn children into active participants in a simple-machine extravaganza!