Monkey does like to put on a magic show every once in a while. You may have seen his performance on Instagram some time back. When I visited Toy Fair back in January 2015 I got to see Gee Whizz being demoed on the Drumond Park stand, I knew that this would be an instant hit with Monkey the Magician.
The Gee Whizz Magic set is aimed at children aged 5 years and over and there are a couple of things that I especially love about this set. The component parts of each trick are of a size that little hands can manoeuvre them easily and the instructions booklet uses clear diagrams and writing that can be read without the need for a magnifying glass. We’ve got a couple of magic sets from other brands, where it’s almost impossible for an adult to read the instructions, let alone the child, and then the trick pieces are just too small for a youngster to perform with easily. This set really is rather ace in my opinion.
The Gee Whizz set contains 15 different tricks which Monkey the Magician picked up really easily and could perform by himself with little or no assistance from his assistant.
He has always wanted a proper Magician’s Wand so he was thrilled when he realised that one was included with this set, even more so once he’d learnt the trick that goes with it.
We surprised Daddy P with the Magic Flower Wand trick, it’s really rather clever. You hide the flower inside the wand before you start the trick, tap the wand inside the flower-pot provided and out pops your flower. Monkey loves this trick and it’s really easy for kids to work themselves with a great magic result.
The optical illusions have also been well received by my Young Magician, the Magical Firework Glasses are rather cool and give an instant surprise to the wearer. You can also spin various discs on a spinning top and see the patterns merge.
There are shadow cards which took me back to my own childhood, as my Dad was great at creating animals on the walls to entertain my brother and I at bedtime. The cards show children exactly how to place their hands to create a number of different animals.
There are some classic tricks included in Gee Whizz too – the thread moving through a coin that magical changes colour as you pull it from one side to the other and the Zig Zag Rope, where you can split it in two but still pull it from side to side.
Another Monkey the Magician favourite has been the Coin Saucer, where coins appear from nowhere! It’s magic after all.
Priced at £19.99 Monkey and I have both been impressed with Gee Whizz and can thoroughly recommend it to any young budding Magician.
For information of this and other games, along with stockist information please visit the Drumond Park website.
disclaimer: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review
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