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Smarty Pants - Big Balloon Show

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PO BOX 94 Park Ridge, IL 60068
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Marty Pants
773 562 6789

Do you know the secret to a great library program? One that captivates young audiences right from the start, and leaves them wanting to learn more?

Presented by Smarty Pants, the Big Balloon Show delivers.

The Big Balloon Show is a one-of-a-kind balloon stage show production featuring magic, all-ages comedy, interactive storytelling and Smarty’s award-winning, larger than life giant balloon props.

Throughout the show, Smarty uses his eye popping balloons to excite kids about reading books and exercising their imaginations. By the end of the show, every audience member knows the library is a very exciting place to visit!

In addition to our general literacy themed shows, we also create a new Big Balloon Show every summer designed to match the annual summer reading theme.

Want to see tons of show photos, videos and rave reviews from librarians like yourself? Check out www.SmartyPantsWorld!

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Jody O.

I think everyone who saw Smarty Pants' Big Balloon Show went home with their cheeks hurting from laughing so much. Smarty Pants gifted our library with a larger than life sized Superman, balloon dog and alien. People enjoyed his creations for days after the show.'s picture
Sarah G.

True professionals and a knock-out show.
Smarty was a hit with kids, caregivers, patrons of all ages, and staff.

1) They worked with our room size and setup, and adjusted beautifully.
2) They showed up on time, cleaned up quickly and yet were gracious and hospitable—taking pictures with guests and staff after the show.
3) Direct, professional and open in all communications.
4) Funny, friendly and has a genuine love of libraries.
5) Adapted his show to meet the needs of our event (a maker day).
6) Exhibited patience and consideration of small children.
7) Bonus: we got to keep some of the leftover balloon creatures to display in our children’s department!'s picture
Michelle M.

Incredibly engaging performance. Balloon sculptures are out of this world!'s picture
Marissa E.

I have lost count of how many times I've invited Smarty back to our library, he is truly that good. His balloon wizardry is unlike anything I've ever seen, and he utterly captivates our patrons. He and Miss Dena bring elements of vaudeville and humor together with outrageous balloon creations to weave stories that will fit just about any topic you'd like, from the current summer reading program themes to the Fairy Tale Ball, BPL's biggest program of the year. This is not your run-of-the mill show! Bonus: Smarty leaves the large balloon creations he makes during the show for you to display in the library. His massive balloon octopus hung suspended from our ceiling for a few months before it deflated!