I second all the favorable comments made in the other reviews and am hard pressed to add additional information about Joe. Nine years ago Joe came to our home for my son's third birthday and it was wonderful. We always keep an eye out for him at public events, farmers' markets, etc. His balloons, music making, and free-flowing prose are reliably entertaining. I am further struck by Joe's generosity, joy and sensitivity to the needs of his audience. Joe was part of Dine Out to Wipe Out Cancer at Laurelwood two days ago. My son who had played with Joe at his 3rd birthday party is still smiling as a twelve year old in the presence of the Amazing Joe.