Testimonials

Just thought that we would drop a note of appreciation for such a wonderful presentation at the Sprinkler Lake Education Center in Alcona County on Saturday,  
October 1st.  The children had no idea that they were actually learning while watching the funny and entertaining demonstrations with the beautiful animals. We
absolutely enjoyed every minute. Thank you ALL for the educational experience and we hope to see your organization in the Alcona County area in the future           
so that ALL may enjoy the same experience as our family shared this weekend.
God Bless and Good Luck in your future television debuts.
The Lipscomb Family-girl with the bright pink cast
P.S. We purchased the book and the video.... and the first thing the girls did after we got in.....watched in amazement!!!! The room was silent (not very common for
pre-teen giddy little girls) as they watched and took in ALL of the educational information with regards to the variety of exotic species. JUST AWESOME, THANK-YOU.
SO WHAT DID REALLY HAPPEN TO REGGIE THE HEDGIE? AND HOW CAN WE GET A REGGIE T? It would make a great Christmas stocking stuffer with a note as
to Reggie's whereabouts.

20 years ago, when i was young and had a full head of hair, we had an animal educator come into our classroom with some incredible animals. I knew at that point i
wanted to do something with animals but i wasn't sure what. After seeing the incredible relationship this man had with his animals, i knew that i wanted to be an
educator. 20 years later, thanks to social media i was able to speak with the man that inspired a dream so many years ago. Earlier today I visited Mark Rosenthal at
his home picking up some Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches for our creepy crawly expo this weekend. While there i was able to have one of the top 5 coolest animal
exp. of my life. Most people don't know what a Binturong or bear-cat is but they are incredible animals. Imagine a racoon crossed with a cat and a monkey. Everyother
one I've ever seen has been rather vicious but thanks to the love and care of this man and his family, I was able to meet this incredible animal face to face. Thank you
again Mark, for everything.
Brendan Bear Finerty

I attended your show with my 5 year old son Benny.  From the moment we returned home the first thing he wanted to do was to go on your web site.  Benny enjoyed
the entire show and will not stop talking about it.  He was repeating back to me the safety tips that you were educating the audience with for each animal.  Thank you
for a wonderful and educational evening, we both had a blast!
Larry Kirshner

Mark, my daughter is in morning kindergarten at Bush Elem in Essexville where you brought your animals last Friday, Feb 11. I just wanted to let you know that she
paid such close attention to your every word & really enjoyed the show!! She learned a lot!! It was so wonderful to hear her talking for days about all of the facts she
learned from you! Thank you for what you do, children are sponges & it's great to see them soaking up positive information!!
Keep up the awesome work & thank you!!
Miranda Antcliff

Awesome show today at the Redford Library.  I was very impressed by how you presented yourself and the animals.  Great job, we loved it and  can't wait to start
reading your book.
Nicole

Mark, Thank you for being a part of the magic at Camp Quality last week. My daughter is a two time cancer survivor and was there last week. She is still talking
about the experience. She has your business card and has made several copies to pass out and scanned it to the computer just in case she loses it. She would
love to have you at her birthday party. I said to her, "you do realize he is from Belleville too", of course she already knew. I just wanted to send a special note to
let you know how much you are appreciated by these kids and us parents too
Take Care, Wendy Marecle

My son's school hired Mark for a Reading Night that they hold every year. Mark was fantastic with the kids and the adults. He brought some animals that you don't
often get to see. My son talked about his show for a long time after."
Jodi Mercier Owner at Wildflowers Photography

Thank you for a great show in Clarkston (as always!). The fake snake flying into the audience was hilarious!  A must have,for every show! Also, thanks for the info
on the milk snakes.  
Thanks Mark,
Your fans, Scott, Robin,Tommy and Kayla.
P.S. Where's Reggie? How do you do that trick? I won't tell anybody!  (Just kidding! I know how you do that trick. You put him down your pants! Also kidding!!!
Had to go there! Ha!.. Couldn't help myself. I don't want too know. It would take all the fun out of it!) Your shows are, so much fun!

I love your shows, it is amazing.  You have the most amazing animals I have ever seen!  I am doing something in writing in my school and we picked one important
thing in our life and I picked the second time I met you!  Anytime I see you at school I get real excited and I want to say hi but I get really shy sometimes.  I have read
your book over and over and I love it.  I watch your video too.  Well, I hope you enjoyed the letter.
Sydney Sierlaff, Your #1 Fan

Thank you so much for coming to our library and performing at our final program for the SSummer Reading Program.  The children (and adults) enjoyed
themselves, and your performance was definitely a treat for all who could attend.  We had an amazing turnout and you were pronounced "top shelf" by several
audience members.
 
Leanna Chappell, Swanton Public Library

Great job last night at the Bloomfield Twp Library show!  My wife and I brought our two sons and we loved it.  They had seen you once before and we're
really excited to go back.  You can see the passion you have for what you do.  I wish more people in the world had that type of fire for their work.  You are
providing an amazing educational experience for the kids (and adults) who attend.  Keep up the great work!
Jim Collins

Dear Mr. Rosenthal.  On behalf of the Arrowwood Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, staff and students, we would like to thank you for sharing your
knowledge, skills, and talents at ArrowQuest 2013.  The day was true to it's promise to expose the students to new phenomena in a fun, hands-on manner.  
The goal is to provide students with new ideas for hobbies, for talents, for physical/mental/emotional outlets, for awareness of others, and for future careers.
By George, we think we succeeded thanks to you!!  

We cannot thank you enough and cannot tell you how so appreciative we are that you participated in this special day.  While walking through the halls that day,
I personally heard "this is the best day of the year" from the children.  We know the students enjoyed it, as they are still talking about you!
Sincerely, Kim Cereske and Missy Stantz (ArrowQuest Committee Co-Chairs)

"I have to say I saw your show a few years back at Bellevilles strawberry festival an you scared the crap outta me by throwin a fake HUGE spider out into the
crowd that landed by my leg making me jump n run like a bolt of lightening hittin me!!!! 'Ill never forget the experience. Or how your the one who got me into
rats. I got my first pet rat Malachi from you right there at the show an I've had rats ever since so thanks to mark and animal magic i carry education with me an
my love of rats an my fear of spiders still. Thanks I gained a love for an animal i never thought i would and a great experience."
Kasla Kelsey

I’m bummed to discover that I’m out of town this Sunday, as I was adding this excitedly to my calendar (so now I can’t go).   I first saw Mark Rosenthal at a
library event in Ann Arbor-He’s got a great mission and a great show.   He performs a lot for schools, and I even once a few years back hosted a large gathering
and he performed in my house!  One of my adult guests pulled me aside and emphatically said, “That guy is AWESOME.  That was the most interesting animal
show I’ve ever seen!”  

Mark’s Animal Magic show is a combination of magic show and animal education.   He’s a licensed rescuer for illegal “pets” people have dumped on him once they got
bigger and started to get dangerous or undesired: you know: alligators, kangaroos, snakes, tarantulas, and lots more  . . . If zoos can’t take these animals, he takes
care of them, and he regularly takes a selection of interesting animals out to his live shows and teaches people cool things about them.
Mary Garton

I really wanted to e-mail  you about how awesome your assembly is.  I really want to read our book and find out more about the animals.  I think my favorite part was
probably everything.  I was wondering if you are coming again this year.  Probably not because you are REALLY famous.  I am going into 6th grade next year and I
really want to see you again.  Your show was the best because most animals shows that come to school only come to show off and you came to show us why not to
have exotic animals.  You also taught us a lot of information on animals and I had a big talk with my family on how awesome school was today because you came and
showed me the coolest animals in the world!!!! I think if you hadn't came that I would of came home and my mom ask me how my day was and I would say um okay I
guess.  Today I came home and while I was doing homework I was blabbing on about how cool my day was at school. So thank you very much for making my school
day not boring.
Lily, Oak ridge Elementary school, 5th grader
P.S. My mom said this was ok e-mailing you.

On behalf of the Juvenile Detention staff and residents, I would like to thank you for coming to our facility and making the Animal Magic presentation.  The     
show was completely unlike anything we have ever seen.  The residents enjoyed seeing the sloth and the kinkajous, and the lemur definitely stole the show.  The
residents are still talking about the show!
Shelley Kolleth, Summer Rec. Coordinator

What can I say?  Thank you for giving our kids another wonderful show in Blissfield Michigan!  We have been coming to see you at the River Raisin Festival
for the past three years.  Each show has been unique, entertaining and informative.  Thank you so much.

What can I do to keep you coming back to the Blissfield festival each year?  Should I express my interest to the festival director?  If we have to convince you to make a
return trip every year then I hope emails such as mine help in that process.  If you keep coming back, we'll keep bringing the kids.  It's a GREAT show!
Mark and Sheila Southward

Just wanted to say again how much I enjoyed your show today at my boy's school (Carpenter Elementary) and I finished your book about an hour ago.  I
couldn't put it down!  Every minute I had today I was reading your great stories!!  It got a lot of attention at the boy's karate class and I shared your web site  :)  
Thanks again for a wonderful read and a great show!
Penni Robertson

Mark, I saw your program today (7/19/2012).  I was the kid who asked how many bones does a human have in its body.  Anyway, I just wanted to say that your
show was the best show I've ever seen!  You're sooooooo awesome and very daring.
A. Jay G.  P.S.  Where's Reggie!

My three sons (Joey, Jonathan and Joshua), my wife and I attended your show at Macomb Centre this past Saturday. AWESOME!!  Thank you for sharing your
experiences, your talent and your passion for these amazing animals. My wife and I had NO idea about your preserve and your mission.  My boys couldn't get enough
of you and your animals. In fact, my oldest (Joey-8) has already ripped completely through your book and just about told us every story (practically verbatim).  Mark,
thank you again for sharing this great passion. We had a great time. Joey inquired about having you over to do his birthday. Anyhow, I just wanted to once again
thank you for an amazing time, congrats on the Entertainer of the year award and God bless you and your family for what you do. James was a riot!!
VERY sincerely--
Joe Opolski

Saw Animal Magic today with Mark Rosenthal.  AMAZING!!!  Today was not only fun for the kids, but so educational!!!!!  We met Mark after the show and he was
awesome and left such a wonderful, special impression on my kids!!!!  Thank you for a wonderful day and experience!  Hope to see you again!!!!
Renee, Vet tech student

"World renowned animal trainer and magician, Mark Rosenthal, appeared at the Fred C Fisher' s Discover New Trails’ Program.’  He wowed a packed house of 300
delighted children of all ages.”
     
Heritage Newspaper

WOW!  What a presentation!  Thank you for taking the time to visit Maconce Elementary School.  Your presentation was very creative and captured the interest of the
children.  Students and staff alike enjoyed the variety of animals you presented.  Sharing of your time, talent and special friends was inspirational to us all.  Thanks
again for sharing with us.
Mrs. Carol S. Selby, Principal

We went to the show at the Milan Middle School last night and my kids loved it. I bought your book and had to read it as soon as we got home. I love it! I hope that we
get to come to one of your bigger shows!
Beckie Urbance

Dear Mark, I just finished reading your book. I enjoyed it very much.  I laughed and I cried. Your stories are wonderful and you are a very good writer. I want to be the
first in line for your next one.
Marilyn Flack

From the moment we returned home the first thing he wanted to do was to go on your website. Benny enjoyed the entire show and will not stop talking about it. He
was repeating back to me the safety tips that you were educating the audience with for each animal. Thank you for a wonderful and educational evening we both had
a blast!”
    
Larry Kirshner, Parent

Hi!  My name is Charlie.  You came to our school Way Elementary on May 9, 2011.  I want to know how many animals you have?  I LOVE REGGIE!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)   Before the assembly the kids before us said it was by far the BEST assembly EVER, even
though the two were different.  Of course I loved it or I wouldn't be writing this right now.  I don't usually write emails (especially from assembly's).  By far this was the
BEST ASSEMBLY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Charlie third grader at Way Elementary school
p.s.  I  want to be what you are when I grow up.  

Thank you for a wonderful learning experience for the Bennie Bobcats!  Students and their teachers were buzzing about you and your animals all afternoon.  I also
appreciate the rapport you built with our students.  Animal Magic is FANTASTIC!!!
Cathy Goulet, Principal, Bennie Elementary

Thank you for your fabulous educational techniques and hands on approach and personality that makes learning what it should be...FUN!”
Mrs. Larabell, Savage Elementary

“Your Animal Magic program was the perfect, entrancing blend of education and entertainment and was thoroughly enjoyed by our audience of 450 participants!"
Dorie Freebury, Northville Library
                             
“Wow! I don’t know who enjoyed it more, the staff or the students!  You are great with both!”
Michelle Weiss, Way Elementary School

“Thanks for teaching my students that studying life science means something in the real world.  It made my job a lot easier!”     
Chelsea McKinnon

“I loved your show Mr. Rosenthal.  I have decided that when I grow up, I want to be an animal doctor and I want to save the rainforest and I want to do what you do.  
I am not even afraid of snakes anymore.”
     
Emily Adams, 4th grader

“Thank you! What a SUPER job! The kids ask every day if you’re coming back."
Julie Chotkowski, 2nd grade teacher

“Mark, You are amazing and your animals are spectacular! It was terrific (as usual!)”
Jenny Hoagland, teacher at Way Elementary School

“Mark. Thank you so much for coming to Dearborn and giving us such an awesome and educational show! We were very thrilled and we all had a lot of fun.”
Jehad Najada, Teacher

“Mark, thank you so much. It was amazing the way you handled the kids and the animals!"   
Ola Saad, Healthy Kids Project
                             
“Mark-Thank you so much for a GREAT animal experience. The campers AND staff had nothing but good things to say.”
Heather Sinawi, RARA Camp director

“The children loved you (so did I)! Thanks for sharing with our kids. Now everyone wants a bush baby.”
Rhonda Block, teacher

“The animals are great...you are terrific! Thank you for everything you do!”
Cindy O’Connor, teacher

Mark Rosenthal is the BEST! He has brought his animals into my science classes for many years and shared many unique and unusual animals with my students.
Do you know what "ovoviviparous" or "poikilothermic" mean?  Mark taught my kids many more vocabulary words and their meanings while presenting animals that
exemplified the scientific terms. What a wealth of knowledge Mark shared with my students. He's quite an educator!!
Eve Brown, 5th grade teacher

This show is truly one of a kind. Mark introduces his animals and magic tricks to the audience in a very unique and entertaining manner. The kids adore him and
flock to see this show. I learned a lot about animals myself. This show is, without a doubt, the most entertaining, interesting and creative one I have ever seen.
Lynn Looner,

My family and I have seen Mark 5 different times and we want to see more! I am an elementary school principal and this show is so amazing that our teachers loved it
as much as the kids. Highly recommend!!
Richard Banks, Principal

This show is so unique. Mark not only entertains but educates as well, bringing with exotic animals he has rescued. He has entertained at many libraries, schools, and
various functions and he has "followers" in many states and his reputation is still growing. We highly recommend him for family entertainment for all ages!
Beverly, parent

I took my 3 kids to see this show and it was truly AMAZING! We have since seen him 2 more times and all of us were blown away.  We plan on seeing him again at  the
Northville library this summer. A must-see show!
Amy Plat, parent

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to Mark Rosenthal, the guy who we met at the Novi Family Pet Expo who gave me my Fear Factor Experience. I feel he deserves a
real Shout Out!!!   I had seen him before at the Pizza People's Birthday Party and he did an AMAZING show with all kinds of dangerous and exotic animals.  Jonah was
talking about the Alligator he brought for weeks afterwards.  So, if you are looking for a cool birthday party idea, you should check this guy out.  And even if you are
not, check out when he will be doing public shows because he is absolutely fascinating!!!!! Don't worry, he won't make you hold a tarantula....hehehe. Not unless you
want to.
by Donuts Mom