"Education & Entertainment At Its Best"
Some Of The Nice Things
People Have Said
Ottawa District Library - Lavonne Marshall
club members and their families loved the show. Your talent
and enthusiasm are contagious. I'm certain every
kid in Coopersville
was playing the spoons that night."
Library - Nancy Hart
"You were a real hit. Our audience of over 200 children
&adults had a delightful time listening to the band & participating in all the other antics. Getting SPOONED was great!"
Public Library - Marian D. Rafal
"The multi-generational audience clapped and tapped as you spooned and danced. They
all were able to 'catch the rhythm
of reading'. Thank you for
bringing your unique talents to our community. We look forward to your return visit."
Sisters - Mike Urschalitz, Social Worker
"In my 6 years at Big Brothers/Big Sisters, this show was by far the best in its entertainment and appeal to all ages. Many of our volunteers
also said this was the best
entertainment they have seen yet at the dinner."
Vernon area Public
Library District - Ellen Glazik
"It is always a pleasure
to see an entertainer who loves
his work and tries so hard to involve the audience. All our patrons, young and old were mesmerized. You are truly a one man orchestra. Our staff
received waves of compliments regarding your performance."
Carnegie - Stout
Public Library - Jean Gullikson, Children's Coordinator
"Thank you for your great
performance at our 'Readstock' concert. We estimated between 450 - 500 people were in attendance that evening and we have been flooded with positive comments regarding how entertaining your show is!"
Library - Linda Papajcik & Staff
"Dear Mr. Cruise, thank
you for your recent program you
gave to our children in our
summer reading program. They thoroughly enjoyed your show as well as the adults who
attended. Have a wonderful summer!"
Township Library - Karen Lambert, Library Director
"Jim, you had a good
response from the kids and
adults. You also had a very nice message delivered to the kids on how to be a success in life by
Library - Sue Huff, Library Director
"The Spoon Man encompassed many ideas such as 'say no to drugs', 'getting an education',
reading to have a 'workout for your brain' & 'listening to your parents'. He was well received by the audience. He has a very unique talent."
Library - Paris Head, Children's Department Manager
"Jim, many positive
comments followed your show here and we look forward to having you back again in the future."
Library - Melissa Reynolds, Children's Librarian
"We, at the BCPL, would
like to thank you for performing at our Summer
Reading Program. Your
performance was entertaining,
enjoyable, and educational.
The message you provide throughout the program is valuable. We appreciate your support
of family values and reading. You truly are a friend of the
library and we want to thank
your for sharing your talent
and message with us."
Township Library - Gale L. Ford, Youth Services Librarian
you for bringing the Milford Township Library a most
entertaining finale for our Summer Reading Program. Your Prehistoric Rock show was terrific.
Every hand in the audience, young
and old, was
outstretched and waiting
to be 'SPOONED'.
Your show made everyone laugh
and feel great to participate in the music
and fun. We
look forward to having you come to Milord again!"
Library - Naomi Veldt Dvorachek, Parent
"Thanks for your great show last week!! At the last minute, a neighbor
asked us to meet her and her kids here, and my four year old LOVED it!! I especially respect
the messages that you subtly
gave the kids about Saying NO
to drugs, getting an EDUCATION, and listening to their
parents. My daughter can
still repeat all three of these tips!! Thanks again, in a world of way too much
violence and bad influences on kids, you
are really a welcome change!! Keep up the great work, and I hopeyou are back in our area soon!!"
East Lansing Library
- Debbie, Nathan , and Analyn, Patrons
"Spoon Man is funny. Analyn-2yr.old.Nathan 4 1/2 yr old. 'The Spoon Man was so so so cool.' Favorite part - 'the marching band in their silly beards.' Can
repeat the three steps to
success with a little
prompting.Thanks for a very
entertaining evening. We
all had a blast. The two kids came home and immediately grabbed two spoons and started
'spooning' away. They need a little practice. My husband who is thinking about a
career change was encouraged to hear of a business major making a living playing spoons."
Plymouth Library -
Danny Borst, Parent
"I just want to thank you
for your performance. It was fun, especially since I was given the opportunity to play Billy Bob--formerly Billy "Bobette"--in the Outback
Hillbilly Band. It was a hoot!
I hope that you continue
to delight many children and adults for years to come. We will remember the three things that will help us to reach our goals."
Library - Susie Kapnik, Parent
"We really enjoyed your
show. My children went home immediately to practice the spoons! What good clean fun. We will have to keep you in mind for a
possible school assembly! Thank You."
Beech Grove Library
- Mom and Kids
"I took my children to
see you at the Beech Grove Library and we
thoroughly enjoyed your show.
Thank you for a very enjoyable time."
Three Rivers Library
- Nathan, 7 years old
"I really enjoyed your show. I would really like to be able to do that
someday. You picked me to be in the Hillbilly Band. (I was the one with the courage to wear the yellow pigtail braids!!) Thank you for visiting our town, I hope to be able to see your show again sometime."
Grace A. Dow Library - Dave
"We saw your great show and we also brought some friends from out of town
(Chicago). It was a great show...lots
of fun and laughs... the kids
loved it (so did the parents).Thanks!! You have a great ministry tool there. Keep it up."
Public Library - Brenna, Student
writing you this e-mail to tell you how much I
liked your show today. It's really
cool how you
can do that stuff with just two table-spoons."
Carbondale Public Library - Megan, 3 years old
"I saw you at the Carbondale library and I loved your show. I am going to come see you at
the DuQuoin State Fair. I liked your long tongue and your crazy hair.
I have been practicing my spoons and
finally I did it! See you soon!"
Southeast Library - Elis Hillis, Parent
"A few weeks ago, I took my two year old son and my six year old niece to your performance at the Southeast
Library in Columbus. Your performance has left a lasting
impression on my son. Now he says repeatedly that he wants
to see 'Spoon man', over and over. When we went to see the Pirate the
next week, he looked all over the
library for you. Now almost on a daily basis,
he asks me to see you. Please let me know when you are giving your next
performance as my son desperately wants to see you. For some reason, your web site name left a lasting impression
on me as well.Thank you."
Lawn Public Library - Jake, 12 years old
"Whaazzah!! I was one of the ticket helpers at your show at the library.
I saw one of your shows at St. Gerald's school.To me your shows never
get old. I can watch one of your shows 100 times
straight and still laugh."
Library - Maree Ulrich, Parent
"Just wanted to thank you for an excellent show!!! The 3 kids plus myself truly enjoyed your unique style. I bet
you are fun to have as a Dad, well besides the traveling. Thanks for an enjoyable hour. Hope you have a good
Library - Jennifer Sanders, Parent
"I just saw your performance. You were wonderful.
I work for the Parks and Recreation department for the City of Dublin
as the Theater Supervisor, and I am interested in having you perform at our theater sometime."
Galion Public Library - Gwen Earhart, Parent
"Recently my son and I attended your show.We both enjoyed your performance!!
I've talked about you to many people.I
must say that I was impressed with
the three guidelines you gave the children. My son, 4 years old, is able
to repeat them back to me. We,his
parents, are raising him with that exact thinking. He is enjoying his trainer spoons. He's played for all
his grandparents. I must say he's quite good.We wish you continued success
in your career. You are an inspiration.Thank you, once again."
County Public Library - Susan Eikenberry, Parent
"My 7 year old son and I saw you at the Library tonight. Thanks so
much for a wonderful performance. I would be interested in some information
on your school programs as I am involved in our PTA here in Rochester
and I think it would be wonderful to have you perform for our elementary. Thanks again for a very entertaining evening."
Public Library - Libby Louden, Parent
"We absolutely loved the show
at the Library this week! I mom laughed
so hard that my face was hurting afterwards!
My daughters Sierra, 6 and Bethany,4 can't stop talking about "getting spooned." We intend to tell
everyone we know about the good, clean fun and great
message you convey to your audiences. We hope to see you again!
God Bless You & Your Family."
Aurora Public Library - Isaac, 5 years old
"I saw you at the Library Summer Reading Program Kickoff. You were so cool. At first I didn't want to
go when my mom told me the Spoon Man would be there because I thought
you were a monster guy. Then when I saw you were a real person that played the spoons, I thought you were neat.
You played the spoons on me and my baby sister during the Rap Song. Thanks
for coming. Now I'm bugging my mom
to buy me the video. Have a nice summer!"
Nappanee Public Library - Linda Yoder, Director
"The program was the talk of the town for days! How Fun! Thank you again for a delightful family program!"
Lima Public Library - Debbie DeVita, Head of
"The performance on Saturday was great! Everyone seemed to have a
good time and your show is fun for adults and
children. Each summer, we have performers come to the Library
during June, July, and August; by far, you were one of the most professional and entertaining performers that I've booked
in my 10 years here in Lima. Thanks
and good luck with your career."
City Library - Lisa Wotring, Parent
"The children and I would like to thank you for the great show at
the library. The children returned home and cleared
the silverware of all the spoons. I want to tell you that your
message got through to the children.
You made their day so great that they are still talking about it."