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A voracious reader of Dinosaur sized proportions.
(Exactly what you want your students to be)
​A Reading Celebration!


Treasure of The READasaurus! celebrates reading, readers and great books in a fantastic  program by master READasaurus wrangler Mark Daniel. Mark's one of a kind, unique style has evolved over 20+ years of READasaurus presentations for over 3 million children. A celebration of the joy of reading through storytelling, booktalking, puppetry, magic tricks and fun, all layered and interwoven in a style that folks call delightful and many consider brilliant!

Educators are often stunned as Mark takes groups of energetic, wiggly kids and through his gentle manner and folksy style, yet fast pace, has them within a few minutes listening and watching with rapt attention.

Each year Mark enjoys working with Reading Specialists, Title 1 Teachers, Media Specialists, PTA/PTO's, Principals and educators to help fulfill and celebrate the goal of your students reading.

Join Mark, Steggie the Stegosaurus, and Wallie the Rabbit, as the adventure unfolds in a magical tradition that are the hallmark of Mark's Programs That Bring Books Magically to Life! Mark and gang will lead your children on a romp through good books sharing the magic of reading that has become his passion and life's work.



Discovering The Treasure
The word "treasure" excites the imaginations of kids and adults alike. The coolest thing is, actual Treasure beyond a childs imagination is ready and waiting for them to discover. Adventure lurks in every crevice, and there is gold everywhere to find!
Unlocking The Secret:
The library literally is a big treasure chest, the books are the gold inside and the key that unlocks it all: opening those books and bringing  the stories to life, treasure indeed!
Treasure of The READasurus captures the excitement and, yes, the adventure of great children's books, expertly and magically brought to to life by Mark Daniel through his unique pioneering style of magical storyteller.
Your kids join Mark on a romp through some of the best books ever and discover that each of them  are the READasaurus with the golden touch!
A Winning Formula!
Looking for the perfect assembly program to help your school focus on Reading and Literacy goals?
You've found it, "Treasure of The READasaurus" is a great way to reinforce the fun and adventure of curling up with a good book; to motivate your kids to meet and exceed their reading goals; and celebrate your students' success! This is a program bound to delight Bookworms, READasauruses, and Treasure Seekers throughout your school!
Highlights of The Program


Mark and Steggie the Stegosaurus play a fast paced Book Charades with each other and your kids too. They act out some of the most fun, and most loved books ever!


A funny story, a creative solution and a poignant lesson about working together is all rolled  into Drew Daywalt's The Day The Crayons Quit. Mark brings the story magically to life with a jumbo box of crayons, and the magical fun of this hilarious tale.
The library is indeed a treasure chest filled with gold and never more vividly and visually as a "little library" yields a big surprise
with the reading of Margaret Wise Brown's- The Runaway Bunny.
Plus, Wallie the rabbit stops by, and wonderful books are highlighted like Mary Pope Osborne's newest in The Magic Tree House series Hurry Up Houdini, Louis Sachar's Holes and the hilarious Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel.
Plus an amazing "performance origami" booktalking for older kids of Tom Angleberger's newest: The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett!
Add in the incredible READasaurus Museum set, awesome music, and you have a Reading Celebration Winner!
Treasure for The Holidays!
Your kids will thrill to The Very Special December Edition of this program featuring an imaginary trip to the North Pole with Chris Van Allsburg's The Polar Express, A Visit with a Friend: a heartwarming and funny visit with a little Snowman puppet, and finally a magical snowstorm bring this magical holiday version to a thrilling finale.
Ask for The Holiday Version of Treasure of The READasaurus and Mark will be there "with bells on" for an unforgettable treat for your kids!


The Particulars


Treasure of The READasaurus! is approximately 45 minutes and is suitable for PK-5th grade. (Through years of experience Mark can skillfully present for a mixed grade range or even better yet, tailor to specific grade ranges for instance K-2 and 3-5 with excellent results.)

The program incorporates terrific books, storytelling, puppetry, book talking, magic tricks, and audience participation, all blended artfully with the notion that we learn and are impacted on many different levels, many different ways. You will enjoy great books, tremendous fun, and more celebration of the joys of reading in a self-contained program with terrific music, an awesome sound system, and a fantastic stage set! Folks often mention how Mark beautifully incorporates music to punctuate and stimulate throughout the performance.
Mark is renowned for his unique, gentle, respectful approach with children and considered by many as one of the best in the business. Sought after for his unique personality and pioneering brand of storytelling, he brings to your students a masters skills in group dynamics and fun. From bursts of laughter to the quite hush of high interest, Mark leads the charge for your students in celebrating reading.

Mark's incredible show sets continue with "Treasure of The READasaurus!" Collaborating again with terrific illustrator Angel Contreras the READasaurus stage set is being designed around a Magical Museum, and looking so cool, that it makes you want to climb into the artwork and explore, or maybe pull a book down from the one of the curious bookshelves and become a READasaurus yourself.


Bring Treasure of The READasaurus to your School Today!
Call Tami at 800-848-5634, your young readers will love you for it!
(Pair this program with A Very Magical Family Night
for a full day of Reading Celebration!)


How Can Your School Best Use Mark's Programs?​

    Here's some of the ways other schools have filled their needs with his performances.
    One may just be perfect for you:

Reading Program Kick Off & Reward

 Accelerated Reader Kick Offs​
 Title 1 Family Night ​
 Family Reading Night ​
 Literacy Festivals​
 Book Fair ​
 Book It ​
 Read Across America​
 Young Author's ​



National Library Week

Cultural Arts Week
PTO/PTA Family Event
Break From Testing (Yes)
Rif Celebrations
Right To Read (Ohio)
Terrific Kids
And Maybe Even Something Special Just For You!


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