the wonderful talent to engage both kids and adults alike. His interactive
approach to storytelling lets all of us become part of the fun!"
"A sincere mahalo from the Waikiki Aquarium.
Thank you so much. It was delightful to see the expressions and
interaction of the keiki and adults. Having you with us this past
Saturday was a 'Christmas gift' indeed."
-- MaryLou Foley,
Director of Community Outreach
"Thank you again for coming to help us celebrate our birthday. The guests seemed to
really enjoy the storytelling. You kept them captivated."
--Liane Usher, Director
Hawaii Children's Discovery Center
storytelling performance held the attention of everyone, from babies
and toddlers to preschoolers and parents. The choice of stories was
excellent, involving participation from the audience, humor, magic, and
fun! The show was very well paced and very polished. Your training as
an actor is clearly evident…”
-- Penny Peck, San Leandro Public Library
manner with the children was delightful! You were friendly and openly
expressed your enjoyment in sharing time with them. Your stories were
very age-appropriate; I appreciate the manner in which you adjust for
the ages of your audience. Your techniques for engaging children in
participation was very successful. Your ability to manage group
behavior was very skilled. We’re eager to see you again soon!”
Specialist, Marilyn Avenue Elementary, Livermore
“…your presentation was
exactly as we had hoped. I enjoyed you and so did the kids. You did
a nice job of addressing all of the issues we were learning about, either by
way of explanation or, more importantly by way of your example and live performance. ..we are unanimous in feeling
that the afternoon was a huge success”
“You have a way of bringing literature to
life in a way that makes your audience part of the story. Our students always have a great time
watching, and listening, and never get tired of seeing you perform.”
Elementary PTA, Livermore
Weaver is fantastic! He is not only a
terrific and engaging storyteller, but he also knows his audience and is able
to moderate them well.”
S., Library Patron
"We saw you perform recently…and I just wanted to tell you what a
big hit you were with my 3 1/2 year old. She (and we) really loved your
storytelling and she also drew pictures of the stories when she got home."
just wanted to thank you again…you did an AWESOME job! I could’ve listened to stories for a lot
longer. Looking at the children while
they were listening…they were having a blast.
They had huge smiles on their faces and a twinkle in their eye! …(the)
parents I talked to all thought you were great…and we had a fantastic turnout.”
(My boys) think
you're the greatest story teller around.
Thanks for instilling a love for reading in my sons. You helped to get
them started on reading.
--R.J., library mom
would travel far and pay good money just to hear you…what a treasure! Your example has inspired my reading…Thank
you one-hundred times over!”
children had a fun and exciting time.
The animation and enthusiasm you displayed during your performances was
a treat for all.”
--Primary Plus School, San Jose
thanks to John Weaver for making story times a magical experience for young and
--G.L., Library Patron
"John Weaver is always fantastic, engaging and