"Cindy Cook's 'Sing N Spell' program was a great success at Wychwood Library. She held the audience in the palm of her hand with her singing, patter and puppets. The children were engrossed with her antics and yet she was able to control a large audience of enthusiastic children who all wanted to volunteer to help at the same time. The parents enjoyed themselves just as much and sang along.
Cindy comes to your library, does her own set up and does not ask for any assistance. She has everything under control. Her program is always sure to be a hit!”
ISOBEL LANG, BRANCH HEAD
WYCHWOOD LIBRARY, TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Cindy Cook from Polka Dot Door came today and had a wonderful Sing and Spell show.
She was very accommodating and flexible despite the heat in the auditorium.
The children really enjoyed her interactive songs and games.
Cindy, once again thank you so much for a wonderful performance and such an open mind.”
MOUNIA HANZAZI, BRANCH HEAD,
FLEMINGDON PARK, TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Thank you again for the wonderful show at Leaside on March 16th with a very enthusiastic response from children and parents/caregivers alike.
Several parents expressed their hope that you will be back one day for another show and I assured them that you most certainly will!"
LEASIDE BRANCH, TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Thanks for coming and performing today at the Agincourt library! We had a total of 120 tickets given out (max. number of audience allowed in the auditorium room).
Parents and kids enjoyed the singing, dancing and participatory aspect of the show. Overall, Parents, kids and staff LOVED your show! Everyone was well entertained!
FAYE KAM, CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN,
AGINCOURT DISTRICT LIBRARY
“I want to express my thanks to you on behalf of the staff of the Barbara Frum Library for the wonderful program you presented to our community. Your (spelling) songs and games were enjoyed by our sold-out audience.
It was a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to seeing you again at our library."
PATTY DOMSKI, CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN,
BARBARA FRUM BRANCH, TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Your potent mixture of humour and song captivated over 50 Kindergarten Classes (during your three days of TPL sponsored shows.) Well done!
HILARY WEIR- CHILDREN'S SERVICES SPECIALIST,
S. WALTER STEWART BRANCH, TPL
“Dynamic! Energetic! Engaging! Cindy's program will educate you and tickle your funny bone at the same time. Cindy's smile will brighten the day of any child. Her program is a wonderful learning experience."
MARIE BELANGER - TPL,
COMMUNITY BRANCH HEAD - KENNEDY/EGLINTON
“Cindy Cook gave a lovely program during March Break, fully engaging a large crowd of children under five, along with parents and grandparents. The auditorium was packed, and she had a high degree of interaction with the audience as they sang and clapped with her. Thanks again for your professionalism!"
KATHLEEN BAILEY, DEPARTMENT HEAD, TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARIES
NORTH YORK CENTRAL LIBRARY - CHILDREN'S DEPT
“The show was mesmerizing to all the young children who came to see you.....you really know how to give children a very enjoyable and entertaining experience......your mystery show would certainly be a big hit....I wish I had the money to invite you again this year. Thanks, Iman."
BRANCH HEAD - BRIDLEWOOD LIBRARY
“Thank you so much for a fun and entertaining program. Your spelling songs were a big hit! It was great to see so many children volunteering to be your helpers! The mixed up BINGO words were a favourite. Many of the families who attended had very favourable comments about the show and Agincourt would be very pleased to have you perform again anytime."
AGINCOURT LIBRARY - TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
“Thanks so much for the show that you did on Monday, March 17 at Parliament Library. The families and daycares loved the songs and dancing. I found your show exactly right for the 1-7 year old age group and your certainly know how to work with them. I appreciated the fact that your were punctual, professional, and above all, cheerful. You even got me into a good mood!"
PARLIAMENT LIBRARY - TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
"On behalf of the staff at Guildwood Library I would like to thank-you for the very entertaining and educational Sing and Spell Show that you gave at Guildwood Library.
Right from the beginning the children were enthralled and I could see that the parents (and staff) were enjoying themselves as well. The use of songs and stories that most children and their parents are familiar with, and the addition of your own special touches made the show truly interactive and enjoyable for everyone.
Again thank-you and we will recommend your show to our colleagues and anyone else that wants a truly fun program for young children and their caregivers."
FRANCES JOHNSON - BRANCH HEAD,
GUILDWOOD LIBRARY - TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
The whole Family loved your show at the Bendale Library today and from the looks of it so did all who attended. We mentioned to the librarian that your show was fantastic and we would gladly return for your next appearance there (hint hint). Just wanted to thank you once again for a Great time and we all look forward to seeing you again. Keep well.
Greg, Claudelle, Jayden & Kaleb Flett
“We had a wonderful time with your progam at Bendale Library, and look forward to having your Summer Reading Club Detective program this summer. Thanks again!"
BENDALE LIBRARY - TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
"On behalf of the Children's Department of the Mississauga Central Library I would like to thank you for your performance in our auditorium at the Central Library. It was an excellent presentation and I would certainly recommend your " Sing and Spell" show to other libraries."
MISSISSAUGA PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Literacy is one of the main objectives of Ottawa Children's Festival. It is so difficult to find a show that is both educational and entertaining that it was a pleasure to be able to present "Sing and Spell with Cindy Cook".
Cindy and Baby Owlie
OTTAWA CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL
"The wrath of Mother Nature and your Sing and Spell show were an amazing way to begin March Break. Appreciated your flexibility with the last minute change in venue and adding a second show to accommodate that change. Hope you weren’t late for your afternoon gig.. Everyone enjoyed it. Thanks again and will keep you in mind for future shows."
WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Your "Sing and Spell" show was entirely appropriate to, and well received by, the thousands of families in attendance at the festival. It was a pleasure having you participate in The Word On The Street."
THE WORD ON THE STREET
"We have had excellent feedback on your "Sing and Spell" show from both children and parents. We could have sold twice the number of tickets our space permitted and it was great publicity for our Summer Reading Club."
MARKHAM PUBLIC LIBRARIES
"The songs and activities were wonderfully appropriate to the age level and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. One little boy brought his Mom back in the afternoon so that he could tell me that it was a "great show".
EAST GWILLIMBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
"I would like to thank you for your literacy concert. We had no difficulty selling tickets, and ended up selling out at both performances. You received rave reviews, and North Bay parents have asked when you will be returning to perform again."
NORTH BAY PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Thank you for making our Saturday programming an enjoyable part of visiting the Guelph Public Library."
GUELPH PUBLIC LIBRARY
"I thought it was very thoughtful of you to speak to each and every child after the performance. I know that they thought meeting 'Cindy from Polka Dot Door' was great."
SHELBURNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Cindy is a top notch performer and her shows are a clinic for how to entertain children. With Cindy all you have to do is book her, set up a space and she takes care of the rest. Children were up and ready and everyone, children to adults, left entertained."
L.E SHORE LIBRARY, THORNBURY, ONTARIO
"Cindy's show at the Painswick library was great! Both adults and their children alike loved it. It was interactive and engaged all the children and their parents. Even the shy children who didn't want to be bothered at first eventually succumbed to her ascinating voice and puppetry and the parents sang along with them as the songs brought about sweet memories of when they used to watch it on television. It was an incredibly happy 45 minutes at the library as everyone laughed and danced! I wish you the very best as you travel to do your shows."
MODUPE BABATUNDE B.A. MLS, PUBLIC SERVICES FACILITATOR,
BARRIE PUBLIC LIBRARY- PAINSWICK BRANCH
"Cindy is a gifted and enthusiastic children's performer, engaging both children and adults. It is clear she loves what she does and communicates that love to her audience. She uses songs, puppets and fun activities to encourage children toward reading and literacy, a nice fit for library venues. Your audiences will not be disappointed."
BRENDA JARVIS, B.A. LT,
PUBLIC SERVICES FACILITATOR, BARRIE PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Cindy Cook put on a fun and engaging musical show. She sang familiarsongs with a fun twist. She was approachable, enthusiastic and incorporated the importance of reading into the show. Thanks Cindy!"
TAM NGO, BRANCH HEAD,
GOLDHAWK PARK BRANCH - TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
"Thanks so much for coming to perform at Oshawa Public Libraries last week. You are an absolute pleasure to work with and the children and parents thoroughly enjoyed your highly interactive shows. I would certainly be interested in booking future shows with you!"
BRIANNE WILKINS-BESTER, CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN,
OSHAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY