For any parent, adult or young adult who is interested in amusing children this is a practical work book of easy to difficult tricks and puzzles for home or party use. Emphasizing the fact that igher skill nor manual dexterity are vitally necessary but that practice and rehearsal are, the introduction underlines the need for psychological misdirection and the practically of perfecting a few and then building a larger repertoire. Acting scripts (the patter) are in italics so that a finished performance will hold interest, suspense and humor. Matches and coins, mind reading, string, rope and knot, rubber bands, knife, sugar and paper clips are the materials that precede card tricks which progress to easy sleight of hand which in turn lead to further card tricks previously prepared. More mind reading and stunts for parties conclude a step by step grooming for a flawless performance for those who have a bent for mystification.