Hooked on Books


In the theatre assembly Hooked on Books, Mr. Jones, a mild-mannered “everyone,” sits down to enjoy some afternoon television. He is interrupted by a public service announcement informing him of the epic battle between TV and reading. Through trial and error, he learns reading is a fun, exciting way to gain new skills, see new places, meet new people, and experience more channels than any TV. In Hooked on Books, kids watch as Mr. Jones discovers a new interactive passion – reading!

Sample Common Core Connection
SL.3.1 Comprehension and Collaboration: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.


"The greatest strength was Mr. Lohr's ability to communicate with students using very few words. The interactions that took place through performance were incredible."

Garrett College

"He showed students how much fun reading could be, using your imagination, and turning the TV off."

Michele, PTA, Windy Hill Elementary

"He really played to his audience, engaged shy children and calmed down over-enthusiastic children while entertaining the whole audience. The children in the audience flocked into the library to check out books after the program!"

Kathryn, Youth Services Manager, Worcester County Library