We saw Nicks show "T-Rex in the Wild West" at our local library and thought he was great! He makes his own puppets and writes his own funny shows which kids of all ages (even adults) love. He performs at many local venues throughout the SF area and also does birthday parties. I recently had him entertain at my daughter's 4-yr b-day party and he had them all laughing and engaged. After the show he displays his puppets and shows the kids how they work and talks about how he makes them. The show lasts 45 minutes which is perfect for a young age group. You can pick which of his shows you'd like him to perform. A nice alternative to a boring magic show.