Bigg show wraps up a summer of stories

Agile performer fends off sharks in a slow-motion underwater adventure as Scuba Dude

After a summer full of great stories, it’s time to indulge in a good laugh with Trent Arterberry’s mime and puppetry-laden “Bigg Show” for kids and families at the Campbell River Library.

Arterberry has been entertaining audiences for over three decades using comedy, music and timeless themes to engage viewers in his stories.

In the Bigg Show, the agile performer fends off sharks in a slow-motion underwater adventure as Scuba Dude and then switches gears to become Mr. Bigg himself, a Las Vegas dancing star in the form of a three-foot-tall human puppet who grooves to rap and Russian folk tunes. This Big Show on on Friday, Aug. 23, 2 p.m., is also the culmination of the Summer Reading Club activities that have been going on at Vancouver Island Regional Library branches.

There are more than 350 club members in Campbell River, aged 12 and under. These kids have been keeping track of how much they’ve been reading (or been read to) all summer, and everyone who’s filled up their reading records by reading every day for seven weeks will be receiving a medal.

The Campbell River library has hosted over 200 children at weekly storytelling events throughout the summer.