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Roll up, roll up to see Zappo the magician

It was a full house at the HB Williams Memorial Library on the final day of the holiday programme yesterday with award-winning magician Zappo delighting the crowd with his repertoire of magic tricks.

Zappo had the children enthralled as he made more and more wands appear and he later made a wand turn into a giant snake.

Zappo has his own special words, ‘Wibbly Wobbly' ,to make the magic happen.

The experienced children's entertainer has won accolades over his career which has spanned 19 years.

He won the Top Children's Entertainer Award at The Variety Artists Club of New Zealand in 2015.

At the 30th New Zealand International Magicians Convention in 2010 he was awarded Best Children's Entertainer and in 2012 he won Best Stage Act at the 31st International Magicians convention.

Zappo's magic act was one of many fun-filled circus-themed activities happening at the library over the holidays.

About 175 children registered for the summer reading programme called The Great Reading Carnival with many more attending the various activities and events.

The audience gasped as Zappo turned a wand into a giant snake. Pictures by Liam Clayton
WIBBLY WOBBLY: Santiago Sthory is captivated by the multiplying wand trick performed by Zappo the Magician at the HB Williams Memorial Library yesterday.