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The Buck Book

The Buck Book, by Klutz Press
The Buck Book: All Sorts of Things to Do With a Dollar Bill — Besides Spend It, by Anne Akers Johnson I have a weakness for Klutz books — they seem to be universally easy to follow, fun, and fairly usable for clowning. This is a good example....
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The Hospital Clown

The Hospital Clown a Closer Look: What Hospitals Need to Know About Clowns, What Clowns Need to Know About Hospitals
book review – The Hospital Clown – A Closer Look What Hospitals Need to Know About Clowns, What Clowns Need to Know About Hospitals by Patty Wooten and Shobhana “Shobi” Schwebke Perhaps you’ve heard about hospital clowns — these are the clowns who go into hospitals to spread...
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The Gospel in Greasepaint

The Gospel in Greasepaint
The Gospel in Greasepaint by Mark D. Stucky Editorial Reviews: The author, Mark D. Stucky,  75017.3506@compuserve.com, said on 08/10/96:   More information on the book…   How are sermons like Brussels sprouts? What do clowns have to do with church? What is the greatest hardship inflicted on civilized...
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The Jester Has Lost His Jingle

The Jester Has Lost His Jingle, by David Saltzman -- highly recommended
The Jester Has Lost His Jingle, by David Saltzman Although this book is rated for children ages 4-8, this is one of those books like  The Clown of God that everybody should read, whether or not you have children. In this case, especially if you or a loved one...
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Clowning for Christ

Clowning for Christ, by Randy Christiansen
Clowning for Christ – Revised, by Randolph J. Christensen I first heard about Randy Christenson years ago, reading the original Clown Ministry Handbook by Janet Litherland. Randy was one of the ‘featured clowns’ in the book, and I was very intrigued. Randy has been very active in clown...
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Fool of the Kingdom

Fool of the Kingdom: How to Be an Effective Clown Minister by Philip D. Noble
Fool of the Kingdom: How to Be an Effective Clown Minister by Philip D. Noble Editorial Reviews Midwest Book Review:   True clowns of God aren’t known by their big red noses or floppy shoes — they’re known by their hearts. In Fool Of The Kingdom, Philip Noble...
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My First Magic Book

My First Magic Book
My First Magic Book by Lawrence Leyton Hardcover, 48 pages, 13.31″ x 0.44″ x 10.38″, (September 1993) Synopsis of My First Magic Book  What does this book have to do with clowning anyway?  That’s probably the first question running through your mind. The answer is, not much...
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Be a Clown: Techniques from a Real Clown

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Be a Clown: Techniques from a Real Clown (Quick Starts for Kids!) by Ron Burgess, Heather Barberie (Illustrator), Ron Phillips Paperback – 63 pages (Editor’s note:  this book should not be confused with  Turk Pipkin’s Be A Clown (complete with nose)  nor  Mark Stolzenberg’s Be A Clown, and...
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Face Painting from Klutz Press

Face Painting from Klutz Press - rated 4 out of 5 clowns
Face Painting from Klutz Press A basic, but well-done, book on face painting. It serves as a very good introduction to the topic, with excellent advice, and lots of useful colorful photographs. It includes over 83 examples of face painting, both small designs (cheek & hand art) and...
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Balloon Animals

Balloon Animals, by Aaron Hsu-Flanders
Balloon Animals / Book With Pump and Balloons, by Aaron Hsu-Flanders  This was actually the first book I ever read about making balloon animals. It has much to recommend it; it comes with some balloons (though you’ll need more; balloon twisting is a  pop  art, after all), and...
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