Rave Reviews

These people think we’re fantastic! (Blush)

Buster Balloon brings books and stories to life through his comedy and magic shows. After the show, kids were lined up to check out the books Buster featured in his show. Sheria Greene

Children's Librarian, Cathedral City Library

Annie Banannie did my son’s 3rd birthday party at his school, and again, she was a hit! She really channels her inner child and is able to keep them laughing, engaged, and interested.

If you’re looking for a wonderful entertainer, hire Annie Banannie! Marissa Kim

Mom of 3 year old boy

That is amazing!  Why aren’t you working for us? (About Buster) Tony Baxter

Senior Vice President of Creative Development, Walt Disney Imagineering

We had a wonderful time with the balloon storyteller Annie Banannie. The kids were very, very excited and the story was very engaging. Lots of fun! Director

Cherry Valley Preschool

Dare I say…the best children’s entertainer I have ever seen! (About Buster) Liz Davis

KidsGuide Magazine

Annie Banannie is a genius.

Just saw her today at the Beverly Hills Public Library Grand Opening, and she totally got the kids involved, and they LOVED it! Farrah D.

Yelp Review, Beverly Hills

I have been working with kids for about 6 years now and I have never seen kids as excited and happy as I did today.  (About Buster) Matt

Fairgrove Academy

Annie had the kids mesmerized! Sarah LoVerme

Children's Librarian, Paramount Library

Buster’s show was GREAT!  We had sooo much positive feedback from parents and children. Jeff Jarrett

Children's Librarian, Rowland Hills Library

Annie was absolutely amazing. The children were engaged, entertained and really into the show. They are still running around saying, “Sammy, you can do it.”

Perhaps the greatest compliment came from Mrs. Taylor herself, the founder of Taylor Tot Playhouse; she thought the show was “wonderful” and at 94 years old she is not easily impressed. Great job Annie. I hope we can have you back for another visit at Taylor Tot Playhouse.

Jenny Fairbanks

Taylor Tot Playhouse

Buster, thank you for your truly entertaining balloon comedy program at the South Pasadena Public Library.  Our audience members were completely captivated by your blend of physical humor and silliness.  It was a rousing, rollicking great time for all.

I now see why you are one of the most highly recommended performers by the other area librarians. Maida Lin Wong

Children's Librarian, South Pasadena Public Library

Annie, thank you again for another fantastic program. Your enthusiasm and spirit show through in the performances. … It’s always great to have the “dream team” of storytelling brighten up our summer. Thomas Leo

Children's Librarian, Highland Library

In my 11 years as a librarian, that was the best show we have ever had. (About Buster) Shirley Weible

Children's Librarian, Glen Avon Library

Annie Banannie is such a big hit with Murrieta families that she is always welcome back for another performance. The audience becomes part of her cast and because of the audience participation, the program is lots of fun for the whole family. Allison Eagans

Youth Services Librarian, Murrieta Library

We heart Buster!  My 3-year-old daughter makes up pretend Buster Balloon performances every day! Jenny Williams


Annie was truly AMAZING!! Her performance inspired the children and parents (and the librarian) that attended to be creative writers and thinkers.

She had everyone laughing, participating, and looking forward to reading during the summer. Thank you!! Michael Mackavoy

Children's Librarian, West Hollywood Library

Buster Balloon is always a favorite here at The George Nye Library!  The kids really enjoy the show and ask for him every year! Carol Burke

Children's Librarian, George Nye Library

The children and teachers were amazed and talking about the show for days. Annie is a very talented performer with awesome “child control” abilities.

Her advocacy for literacy is so important and certainly demonstrates how learning can be fun. Martha Gayton

East Los Angeles College Campus, Child Development Center

Oh my goodness, we had the BEST time with Buster Balloon yesterday.  I was still laughing this morning over things he said and did. Ms. Lois

Children's Librarian, Pomona Public Library