Project Description

Discover the Impossible: Read!

DaretoDreamSteveImagine your school or library jam-packed with children of all ages. The kids are quietly captivated by stories, magic tricks, puppets, music and more!  Witness the excitement as everyone receives a FREE “Amazing Teacher” bookmark. Finally, watch in amazement as books disappear off the shelves like magic.

Make your dreams come true by scheduling an Amazing Teacher show. Go ahead! We DARE you! Dream Big: Read and Succeed with Steve and his friends this year!

Dare to Dream is a hilarious hair-raising adventure that combines magic, music, puppets, and storytelling in a unique and unforgettable way that will keep every child fully engaged from start to finish.

Together, with his crazy sidekick Tucker Turtle, they embark on an amazing escapade using books and stories that lead to tons of learning and fun in the library.

“Steve provides a quality, SOL linked program that stresses the importance of books and reading. Steve is an incredible magician! The students and the teachers were amazed. I have never had everyone thank me for booking a program as they did with this one. Everyone asked when he was coming back!”
Julie Tanner, Stump Elementary, Stuarts Draft, VA
“Steve Somers is a professional. His programs are educational and entertaining. He can handle any crowd and all ages. His programs are fresh and imaginative, never a repetition of others. He keeps audiences involved from start to finish! Our very favorite performer of all!”
Cindy Henderson, Ahoskie Public Library - Ahoskie, NC
“Steve Somers is an extremely qualified entertainer who knows how to get across important messages to children in ways they enjoy and remember. His extensive background in education makes him an ideal performer for school programs, and I highly recommend him.”
Samuel Patrick Smith, Editor, The Funny Paper (magazine)- Tavares, FL

Audience members will discover cryptic messages (Dewey Decimal numbers) that can help them turn their dreams into reality.

By working together, the audience will discover, Hopper the Magic rabbit (a live bunny), and his Big Dream! – He will magically appear in a flash and cause every jaw to drop in wonder!

Some of the benefits of the Dare to Dream program include:

  • supports positive view of books from many genre
  • encourages students to explore the possibilities for life
  • motivates children to read books
  • integrates recognition of learning and achievement
  • increases circulation of library books
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Incorporates Great Books

Dare to Dream creatively combines learning and fun resulting in magical edutainment!  It starts with a search for Hopper’s big dream.  Along the way, students learn about people who lived their dreams and how books can be a stepping stone for discovering and living any dream!

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Dancing with the Scarves

The theme of the Dare to Dream show is built on the premise that everyone has a dream.  And no matter who you are, reading books can help you succeed in living your dream. The show includes many volunteers, but two of them actually get to Dance with the Scarves!  This is definitely a great “Kodak Moment”!

DaretoDreamNewsIn the News

Often local newspapers and media outlets will attend an Amazing Teacher event, reporting some unusual claims.  Check out this article entitled Laughter – it’s His Superpower! from the Rockingham County Public Library Summer Reading Program Finale (Excerpt from August 2012 edition of Rockingham Now).

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This is the perfect show for reading incentives and rewards.

Make dreams come true and schedule this show today!
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Watch the Highlights Reel!

Are you wondering just what makes the Dare to Dream reading show so special.  Take a sneak peek at some early footage of the show.  Based on audience response, this program is destined to be one of the most popular shows in the Amazing Teacher collection!

The Reviews are Great!

He did it again! Steve Somers, the Amazing Teacher has created another brand new motivational reading show that inspires kids to read books while challenging them to discover and live their dreams. Dare to Dream is a tremendous success, but don’t take our word for it . . .listen to just a few of the experts who had the opportunity to see this amazing show debut!