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Robot Karaoke!

Even after 70 stops, the excitement and energy at the last few story times are feeling as fresh as ever.


Today, the librarians at the Iowa City Public Library were there in full force to support superhero reading!


After story time I enjoyed a spot of tea with Iowa’s biggest Wild Kratts fan.


I also was able to spend a little time singing Karaoke with a couple of my favorite robots!


Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: 50-gallon barrels of lard are generally a lemonade stand’s least most popular item.

Pirate Ship Mishap!

All my friends at the Coralville Public Library are aware that reading gives you superpowers!


Some of my favorite superpowers include the ability to turn invisible!


Being able to transfer into a flying pig is also a very impressive power in my book!


But, my absolute most prized superpower of them all is to share a good laugh with a crowd of rascals!


My second story time of the day was brought to you by the letters A and L. Add a P in the middle and you have the initials for the Anamosa Public Library!


The crowd was wound up and ready to be taken on an adventure full of excitement!


On the way out of town a pirate ran right into my vehicle with her pirate ship. She didn’t have insurance and wasn’t too happy about it!


Luckily, the deputy sheriff helped un-krunch my car and I was quickly on my way!


Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: Frozen hot dogs do not have the same aerodynamic abilities as boomerangs. They simply will not come back if you throw one.

Unruly Space Blobs!

This morning’s rain tried to wash away the story time crowds at the Johnston Public Library!


Luckily, things like snow, sleet, wind, and torrential downpours never stop the townsfolk from showing up for fun and adventure!


Some unruly space blobs attempted to crash our party!


Fortunately, a few kids who were strong in body and mind were able to chase off the invaders.


Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: A spatula used by a ninja is much more dangerous than a spatula being used by a teddy bear.

The Fremont County Fair!

This morning, I came to the realization that waiting in line for story time is much more enjoyable than waiting in line to get your license renewed.


After my visit to the Council Bluffs Public Library, the future mayor gave me a tour of city hall!


The librarians made sure I had a healthy lunch packed to help me finish off my week!


I was also honored to have a couple superheroes escort me to my afternoon location!


The Sidney Public Library decided the best place for story time would be at the Fremont County Fair!


It was warm, but thankfully there was a little shade to keep us cool!


Some lemonade also made the heat and humidity a bit more tolerable!


As always, I made sure to clean up after myself at the end of the show!


Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: If purple penguins keep popping up in your toilet, the odds of a dimensional wormhole being located in your bathroom are very high!

Ducks, Eat Your Grapes!

This morning, the Pella Public Library helped fill an auditorium full of enthusiastic families!


It’s easy to see why the town gets so excited about their library! One of the first summer reading prizes kids can earn is actually a superhero cape!


The offer of a free cape is so enticing, some kids even travel from Japan to participate. This particular family was so impressed by my performance, they even gave me a few shells from their home country!


Afterwards, we visited the local canal and fed some of the friendly neighborhood ducks!


Dan’s Wise Advice of the Day: A humid, alligator-filled swamp is an unwise location to store your comic book collection!