Stories from Around the World
Storyteller, Bob Linsenmayer, known at elementary schools and libraries as "Mr. Bob", tells exciting world folktales that hold the attention of kids. He builds stories around themes such as caring, cooperation, honesty, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness. His folktales help children recognize and give value to the similarities and differences of people from all parts of the world.
"You touched on all learning styles with your unusual auditory and kinesthetic presentation. It was fabulous! This was the most professional and interesting character program we've had in years! Loved it!" Lisa M. Hightower, Guidance Counselor, Congaree Elementary, West Columbia, SC
"Dear Mr. Bob, I thought your performance was out of this world! Those stories will stay with me forever." Jordan, 4th grade student
Songs and other music
Mr. Bob's original songs include "Litter Makes Me Bitter," and "You Can't Sell Your Brother at a Garage Sale". In addition to his own songs, he uses children's songs written by Raffi, Ella Jenkins, Pete Seeger, Peter Alsop, Shel Silverstein, Tom Paxton, Ivan Ulz and others. Kids sing along with Mr. Bob on songs such as "I Am a Pizza" and "Fire Truck". His instruments include the 12-string guitar, 6-string guitar, washboard, jaw-harp, musical spoons, nose flute, African djembe drum and African gongoma gourd piano. He closes library programs by passing out tambourines, maracas, rhythm sticks, clackers and cowbells to all audience members and leads them as they all play together in a giant rhythm band.
"Bob, we really enjoyed your performance. Your African drum and washboard were very unique. I especially liked the "Litter Makes Me Bitter" song. You were fantastic!" Pamela Bennett, Children's Librarian, Laurens & Clinton Public Libraries, SC
Stories from Books
"I think your program is fabulous! The props that you use capture the students' attention. Your program is entertaining, interesting, and very unique!" Mychele Rhodes, Principal, Maxwell Elementary, Thomson, GA
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