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from TV's Polka Dot Door
 

Reviews: What Libraries are Saying

"I had Cindy Cook out at our Bright's Grove location for our summer reading program and it was packed! Cindy's beautiful singing voice and interactive performance style kept the kids engaged right to the end. She incorporates a strong early literacy component into the songs, which is perfect for any library. I would recommend Cindy Cook's performance to any library system - she had the grown-ups singing and clapping right along with her, and many kids and grown-ups stayed after the show to thank her.
I thought she did a fantastic job!"
Lise Babcock - Children's Services Co-ordinator,
Lambton County Libraries

"Cindy performed for an enthusiastic group of children at our library. She involved every child and made them feel special.  We are fortunate to have had her show as part of our program schedule."
THESSALON PUBLIC LIBRARY

March Break:
"Your Sing and Spell performance was extremely entertaining and engaging for  the crowd of children and parents at our library. You have mastered the art of seamlessly blending fun and learning together which is something that all
libraries and educational institutions can appreciate.  I'm certain we will see you soon."
LUKE D'SOUZA, LIBRARIAN,
S. WALTER STEWART BRANCH, TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY


March Break:
"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."
DAVE CAMPLIN,
L.E SHORE LIBRARY, THORNBURY, ONTARIO


March Break:
"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


March Break:
"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


March Break:
"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

“We got tons of great feedback from people who were at the show, and tons of adults who walked by the Magna Room while you were playing who stopped and said “Why do I know that song?”  When we explained, they all said how wonderful it was that you were still performing and sounding so good!  Thanks again...and we’ll have you back for a third time soon."
POLLY ROSS, CHILDREN'S SERVICES LIBRARIAN
AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY

“Cindy is a true professional.  Her unique twist on classic family songs captivated not only the children, but the parents as well.  Over one hundred kids watched her performance and she went the extra mile to ensure they all got involved in the performance!"
CHRIS CARELLI, CHILDREN'S SERVICES
MIMICO CENTENNIAL BRANCH, TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY

“Cindy's enthusiasm, love of her young audience and her talent combine to make the Sing and Spell show an enthralling and exciting time for all!"
CHILDREN'S INFORMATION SERVICES 
AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY

“A good sized crowd (both children and parents) gathered to watch Cindy Cook from Polka Dot Door fame perform.
Parents were able to reminisce about childhood memories while their children enjoyed the songs and actions from yesteryear. Great family fun for all."
REET SKELTON, CEO,
SPRINGWATER LIBRARY - ELMVALE BRANCH

“Cindy was an absolute treat for our branch and patrons.  Right from the start, her dynamic energy and exuberance had the attention of every participant.  With an audience of over one hundred people, even the oldest of attendees were on their toes!  Thanks again for the wonderful program!"
CHARLENE LEE, CHILDREN SERVICES,
TPL-CEDARBRAE BRANCH

“Thanks for visiting Brampton Library and helping the children celebrate TD Summer Reading Club '11.  We appreciate your integration of the theme into your performance!  Your show was enjoyed by all - parents and kids alike!  Thanks for being well-prepared, cheerful, and enthusiastic! "
SARAH HART
BRAMPTON LIBRARY 

“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
KENNEDY/EGLINTON BRANCH - TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY

“Thank you very much for coming this October and entertaining throughout our branches in Wellington County!  We had great feedback from the parents and kids!"
SUKHJIT RULL, MLIS
INFORMATION SERVICES LIBRARIAN - WELLINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY

March Break:
“Cindy delivers a show of favourite songs with an extra twist of making reading fun! A sing-along ton of fun! Thank you Cindy for helping make our March Break programs a success."
TRISH (PATRICIA) BACK
AURORA PUBLIC LIBRARY

"Thank you for superbly entertaining our children and parents with your interactive show. It was heart-warming to hear the laughter as the children danced and sang, while learning all about the alphabet. This was a great compliment to our TD Summer Reading Program. Thanks for including us in your summer tour!”
HELEN MCDONNELl, CEO, 
CALLENDER PUBLIC LIBRARY

"Thank you for performing for our Welland community. Children [AND] parents had a blast during your "Amphitheatre Antics" Library show by the canal. I appreciate your professionalism and you were excellent at keeping the show going.. while unexpectedly, the sprinklers popped up and sprayed all the kids!! Thanks again.
DANIELLA LIEBREGTS-HAMILTON, 
CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES COORDINATOR,
WELLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

“I wanted to thank you, Cindy, for your amazing Halloween show at Richview Library. It was wonderful to see an audience of all ages having so much fun! You managed to include and involve all children in your program with lots of humour and enquiries. I could see in their faces they felt valued and special.
You were so well prepared, warm and cheerful; there was never a dull moment. Parents, kids and staff all LOVED your show! -- and many asked when you were coming back!
I can honestly say that you gave us an afternoon we will all cherish."
SUSAN GILLETT
RICHVIEW BRANCH, TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY

Cindy Cook and Baby Owlie
Cindy and Baby Owlie

“Thanks again for a very entertaining show. Loved the audience participation. We all had a great time!"
MARION SCOTT
PAPE DANFORTH, 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! "
ANNELI JONG
LEASIDE BRANCH - TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY

“We were very pleased to have Cindy Cook perform at our Literature Through Eco-Art Family Night. Her high energy and fully interactive performance was very enjoyable for the students and their families.
She did a fantastic job at making learning about the environment and literature fun. Cindy's bright, smiling face and fun, creative ideas made her show a perfect fit and great addition to the wonderful evening.
Thanks for the memories Cindy!!"
TRACY DUNSEITH, CO-CHAIR SCC
VAUGN WILLARD PUBLIC SCHOOL

“The promise of "Cindy Cook From Polka Dot Door" brought us a HUGE turnout during our March Break program and she was able to keep them all interested and engaged.
Everyone had a great time."
ALISON HARRIS, CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN,
ALBERT CAMPBELL, TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY

"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!"
ANNELI JONG
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!
Thanks again!”
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


March Break:
“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

March Break:
“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

March Break:
“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."
IMAN ZAYED,
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."
DEBBIE CHILDS,
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!"
LEIGH TURINA,
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

 

Hi Cindy,

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

BENDALE LIBRARY

 

“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!"
SANDRA COX,
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."
ANNE HOULE,
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

"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
 

Cindy Cook is a children's performer. She performs her 6 great shows at schools, libraries, malls, theatres and fairs and festivals across Canada, the US, and Asia with great reviews.  Cindy is frequently joined on stage by some of her puppets including Book Worm, Spelling Bee, Owlie the Baby Owl, Apoot the Baby Polar Bear and Easter Bunny.

www.cindycook.com

Phone: 416-487-2225 -- Email: Cindy@CindyCook.com

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