August, 2017

  Just a quick thank you for your terrific performances for our Oak Park library kids.  It was so fun to watch them get up and participate with you, and the parents were having a good time too.  You are always performing at 100% every time, and I love that we can always  count on your professionalism and your enthusiasm.  Susan

JUNE 2017

​   Thank you so much for bringing your program "This is not a Box" to the  Oak Grove branch of MCPL.  I thought the structure of your program was  very neat and you did such a good job of engaging the audience.  

Kat High

Fall, 2016

  The kids said you were great as always and they were talking about your stories all day, especially the one with the lion.  Thanks so much!  Tiffany Johnson, Director, First Lutheran EEC

Summer 2015

  I  want to thank you so much for all you did to work with us today here at  Smithville.  You really went above and beyond, making your program work for us and we are so appreciative.  The families had such a great time.   You are so talented and good at what you do.  ​Leslie, Smithville Branch

MAY 2014

Dear Jo,

    Thank you for bringing your storytelling to our preschoolers today.   Our little ones enjoyed it so much.  I love hearing their laughter  that fills the room as you share your stories and songs.  Renie Miller, Head Start

​APRIL 2014



MARCH 2014

 Thank you so much for bringing your wonderful Musical Tales to the  Claycomo Library.  The children had a great time hearing your stories and expressing themselves through music.

Claycomo Library Staff


 What a blessing it was to have you lead our worship time.  Thanks for sharing your gifts with our kids.

​Amy Fuller, COR

June 2013


​ Once again you have put on a fantastic show for our campers. You have a special gift and we thank you greatly for sharing it with us! I can hardly wait for the space show next month. Thanks again!

Julie, Jewish Community Center Children's Campus

May 2013

Dear Jo Ho,

      Thank you for coming to Faubion Preschool.  You are so much fun.  We LOVE your stories and we LOVE you. 

                 Cynthia Cox, Director

March, 2013

Dear Jo,

   Your are awesome!  I heard nothing but good things about your  storytelling and would not have expected anything else.  You are one of  our favorite folks to host!

                                  Sarah Howard, Daniel Boone Regional Library

Thank you for the WONDERFUL “Read Across America" program you present at the Liberty Branch on Saturday, March 2, 2013.  You are truly an OUTSTANDING storyteller.

                      Chris Eaton, Liberty Branch, MCPL

Thank you for coming to our branch for the Seuss storytelling. The kids had a  great time and we received tons of compliments from the parents. 

Lacy, Blue Ridge Branch, MCPL, March, 2013

What it was to experience such a delightful storytelling program!  You made our literacy night an absolute success.  Not only the children, but the  parents and teachers received a gift illustrating the art of storytelling.  Thank you for a wonderful job. 

Sunflower Elementary Reading Committee, 2012

Miss Jo Ho—

   LOVED IT!  Miss Rhonda, Trinity Lutheran Preschool       2012

Thanks  Jo – that was the best birthday party.  You did a fabulous job.  The  kids were so engaged and really enjoyed the whole thing.  It is quite the buzz.  The children of the superintendent of our school district were there (the boy was the lion and the girl was one of your winkies)  and their mom stayed and watched it and she is a teacher in Louisburg.   They were very impressed as was everyone.

Thank you again – you are wonderful,

Allyson James


  You were wonderful! Thank you so much for presenting at the 2011 Interpretive Site Coalition Conference!  We loved it!

          Lisa LaCombe ISC Program Chairman


It has been such a pleasure having you tell your fabulous stories to our  students.  It is artists like you that make my job so rewarding.  The kids and teachers love you.  Joleen and Catalina, PTA Cultural Arts, Millcreek


Thank you Jo for a marvelous program.  Your skill at involving the kids is  truly priceless.  It’s so good, also, to bring them cultural  experiences.

Bob Barr, Claycomo Branch 


Hi Jo,

   Thank you for coming to Argentine Library this summer.  Everyone  enjoyed your stories.  You’re so creative and know what the kids will  like.  Brenda Redmond

 May 2011

Dear Jo:

    On behalf of Head Start of Shawnee Mission, thank you for the two  storytelling performances.  Our children thoroughly enjoyed the delightful tales you told.  You could tell by the expressions on their  happy faces how much fun you brought to their day!

Renee Miller, Community Relations Coordinator

Dear Jo,

            All of us in room 114 LOVED hearing and watching you share  stories with us this morning!!!  What a treat to be part of the audience  that was captivated with drama and humor!!!  You are very engaging and we are all still singing "The cat came back!"  Thank you for your enthusiasm for language and literacy!!!  Come back soon! 

          The 1st Graders in Room 114

 Mrs. Katie McCullough, Countryside Elementary School, Edina, Minnesota


September 27, 2010

Thank  you so much for coming to our library and presenting Cat, Dogs, and  Pets Galore!  The program was a true delight.  Robert, Excelsior Springs  Branch 

Dear Jo,

Thank  for coming to Faubion Preschool and sharing your special storytelling  talents with us.  We love to have you come.  Your HAPPY attitude is contagious!  Thanks again for putting smiles on our faces.  Love,  Cynthia Cox, Director 4-26-10


   You are always so much fun and full of energy that it is contagious to those around you.  Thanks for the exciting program.

                       Vicki Hale, Mid-Continent Library, 2009

Thank you for a wonderful selection of programs this summer and for helping us kick off our summer right! (2009) The patrons at Lackman Library are very luck to have had you and I want to pass on their gratitude.  I don’t think there’s any better compliment than people returning for  repeat performances and you had many.

  Much appreciated, Chris Koppenhaver 


Dear Jo,

The  program “Celebrate America” you brought to Camden Point was great!  The children really enjoyed hearing the stories and participating.  We  won’t tell them that they leaned something, too.  Thank you for including each child.

                     Cindy Kampshefner, Library Assistant


    Thanks so much for bringing us such a great program.  You received rave  reviews!    We hope to bring you back to our branch again soon.

               Melissa Brown, Liberty Branch

Dear Jo,

     You’re probably my favorite of all of the storytellers.  I have so much  fun watching the children have so much fun.  Thank you for bringing us a  little joy.  Sincerely, Annette, Blue Ridge Library 2009, Kansas City,  MO 

Jo Ho,

  Thank you so much for all the L-O-V-E (especially the “E”).  You are fantastic!

   Bobbi Dwyer, Blue Springs North Library, Blue Springs, MO


     Thank you so much for making the trek to WaKeeney to perform for our  school.  You really connected with the students and they really enjoy your stories. WaKeeney Arts Council 

A  very big thank you for visiting our kindergarten, 1st and 4th grades.   We really enjoy your fabulous stories.  We look forward to having you  come see us next year.  PTA Cultural Arts, Mill Creek Elementary,  Lenexa, KS

Thank you so much for sharing “Hopping Down the Bunny Trail” with the South Independence Library.  The stories were wonderful and the kids and  parents had a great time.  Cassy


    Thank you for coming to Nevada.  You did a fantastic presentation and  it was a big hit with children as well as adults.  They’re still spelling out MYSTERY.

                                     Martha Bledsoe, Nevada Public Library

August 8, 2008

 Dear Jo:

   Thank you very much for performing your participatory program “Catch  the Reading Bugs” at the Bismarck, North Dakota Public Library.  It was  evident that the children who volunteered to assist you with telling the  stories enjoyed their various roles.

Kimberly Peterson, Children’s Program Director

Your Thanksgiving presentation was simply delightful. You show such great animation and are able to draw audience participation.

         Catherine, Excelsior Springs Branch 

 I enjoyed the program so much!  Thanks for sharing your time and talent, but most of all thanks for making us laugh! 

                  Pam Knipp, Blue Springs North

I  want to offer you a huge thank you for your presentation of “Top of the  Mornin.”  You’re an engaging presenter and a fantastic storyteller!   Cassy, Mid-Continent Public Library


What a fabulous program you worked up for the library this year.  Thank you for sharing your love of story and your talent for bringing them to

life.  Kathy McLellan, Johnson County Library

 Parents comments: 

   “As an English teacher and a mom, this program (Bully Don’t You Push Me Around) reinforces everything I do with my students and my own  children.  Awesome work, Jo. 

“Jo is so wonderful about getting kids attention.  Very fun!”

 Thank you for the wonderful program “Cuddle With Teddy.”  Many had said they had been to your programs before and commented that you were a great storyteller. 

    Dorothy Stephens, Programming  


   Thank you so much for coming to see our fourth graders.  Your “Tales  from the Trails” stories are so great and you spark so many imaginations.  Sincerely, Joleen Vincent, Mill Creek PTA