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.  Yo 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 of Jo Co

APRIL 2014


                           MEGAN STURGES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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, Columbia, MO


Thank you for the WONDERFUL “Read Across American 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, 2011


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