Grab a sock and let’s make it talk.
Ventriloquists and their puppet partners have won the world’s largest talent shows, headlined in Vegas, and performed for sold out stadiums. Now you can learn the secret to this unique and magical art and all you need to start is a simple sock.
In these pages, you’ll discover how to create a sock puppet partner of your very own and make it talk without moving your lips in just ten simple steps.
Visual and easy-to-understand lessons walk readers through learning the popular art of ventriloquism. Perfect for children or adults looking to learn ventriloquism or improve their technique.
Ventriloquism is a fun way to build self-esteem, bolster confidence and help people express themselves in ways they never could before.
About author Jimmy Vee
Jimmy got his first ventriloquist puppet from his grandmother when he was eight years old and has been talking to himself ever since. He’s preformed both magic and ventriloquism at birthday parties, libraries, community events, family shows, corporate events, trade shows and comedy clubs.
He’s the founder of the Florida Ventriloquist Association, the assistant director for the Vent Haven International Ventriloquist Convention and is on the board of advisors for Vent Haven Museum. He’s also a member of the IBM, SAM and the Academy Of Magical Arts.
Known around the world as the Five-Foot-High Marketing Guy, Jimmy is living proof that big things really do come in small packages. He is a savvy CEO, a huggable husband, a funny father, an acclaimed author, a creative copywriter, a tone-deaf trumpeter, a miniature magician, a corny comedian, and a verbose ventriloquist.
About illustrator Peter Raymundo
Peter Raymundo is an established Writer and Illustrator with books published by Scholastic, Abrams, Penguin Random House, and Marvel. He was also a Walt Disney Animator, having worked on several iconic films including Mulan, Lilo & Stitch and The Princess and the Frog. His picture books include I Am Not a Fish, The Monkey and the Bee as well as the Third Grade Mermaid chapter book series and many more. He and his family live in Celebration, Florida
“This book is incredible. I absolutely LOVE it. I think it can easily be a huge influence on the next generation of vents. Great job.”
– Terry Fator, America’s Got Talent Winner, Las Vegas Headliner, Ventriloquist
“Most ‘how to books’ are heavy with the written word instructions. Being dyslexic, reading is not one of my strong points… but that has never affected my ability as a ventriloquist. Thank you, Jimmy Vee, for creating an instruction book for ventriloquists that is illustrated with such clear drawings. It becomes much more accessible for those of us who are reading challenged. I might say… ‘a Vent book for the rest of us’.”
– Jay Johnson, Tony Award® Winner – writer and ventriloquist
“I love this book, It’s great. So easy to understand for kids and adults too!”
– Celia Munoz, Winner of Spain’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent Finalist, Ventriloquist
“Without a doubt this is one of the best beginners’ books on ventriloquism I have ever read. I wish I had something like this when I was learning vent, it would have saved me a lot of time.”
– Jack Williams, America’s Got Talent Top 5 Semi-Finalist, Social Media Influencer, Ventriloquist