For this year, Buddy the Clown has created a show specifically for the “Fizz! Boom! Read!” theme that is being used at libraries throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. Buddy’s show creates a scientific-style atmosphere and stresses that reading can produce answers to all kinds of scientific questions. You can have Buddy the Clown do this program, or you can have Silly Man Dan: a character dressed in tie-dye lab-coat complete with over-sized goggles and extra-large shoes. The show sparks imagination and demonstrates the magic of reading, since most of the show’s tricks are explained in science books. How can a needle go through a round balloon without causing it to pop? How does Buddy/Dan make milk disappear? The show uses full audience participation, and kids are encouraged to join in on the fun as volunteers that can correct the crazy clown scientist. Buddy has very few dates still open this year, but would be happy to hear from you so that he can be part of the fun in your “Fizz! Boom! Read!” program.