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I'm a Little Teapot!
"This wonderful guide is very suitable for use as a staff training too and would also be of interest to parents, educators and professional storytellers as a source of quality selections and inspiration." Highly Recommended. -Lorraine Douglas, Youth Services Coordinator for Winnipeg Public Library System. CM. Volume IV Number 8 . December 12, 1997.

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"This updated, expanded edition of I Don't Want to be a Teapot (1986) is a lively resource guide to great picture books, nursery rhymes, nonfiction, fingerplays, action songs, and craft ideas for preschool story time. Children's librarian Cobb has organized the material into 63 themes, but her focus is on good stories and songs rather than on sticking rigidly to a particular subject. She includes valuable program planning and presentation tips and useful bibliographies, all of which show and tell of her commitment to helping adults bring children the pleasure of great stories." - BOOKLIST
"New parents would be thrilled to receive this as an excellent introduction to sharing the love of stories and rhyme with their baby" -THE CALGARY HERALD, May, 1996
"I'm a Little Teapot' is a great introduction to the best in children's literature. The complementary activities extend the rhythmic language and evocative power of the illustrated story. It's a book that should always be at your fingertips in planning for those favourite childhood themes.' - Gail Wiseman, Primary Teacher, Nanaimo, B.C.
"I'm a Little Teapot!' Remarkable, awesome, and yes, an inspiration no facility should be without! Thanks for putting this together for us to share with the little people! We will treasure this book forever' A Postcard from Joanne & Kids at Sunshine Family Daycare, Terrace,B.C.
'Innovative! Exciting! A must for any preschool! Will add sparkle to your class.' Wanda Andrade, Early Childhood Educator, Britannia Preschool, and Immigrant Social Services, Vancouver, B.C.
"A wonderful and useful collection...a must for anyone who regularly does preschool storytimes!"- EMERGENCY LIBRARIAN, March-April, 1997
"Children's Librarians, preschool teachers, daycare workers, students and individuals teaching Early Childhood Education or library storytelling courses will find this book to be an invaluable resource. Buy it, use it, treasure it!" -RESOURCE LINKS, June, 1996
"The strength of this resource is in its comprehensiveness and practicality. Cobb's experience in planning and presenting storytime programs for young children shows in the wealth of information here. The extensive bibliography and first line index to nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs is presented in a well-organized and easy-to-use arrangement. Highly recommended." - BCLA REPORTER, April 1996
"Applause for the first edition of "I'm a Little Teapot!": 'Jane Cobb captures the interests of preschoolers with her selection of children's picture books and with her age appropriate storytime ideas. It has helped to bring children's literature alive for my students.' Joan Turecki, Coordinator of Early Childhood Programs, Northwest Community College, Terrace, B.C.
'For the novice and the seasoned performer alike, this is simply the best resource available for planning library storytimes.' Fred Faulkes, Children's Librarian and leader of 'Birds of a Feather,'Vancouver,B.C.
'Both the primary and library staff at our school find 'I'm a Little Teapot' to be a wonderfully useful book.' Lorna Layton, School Librarian, Acwsalcta School, Bella Coola, B.C.