David Gonzalez with pianist Daniel Kelly

Award-winning storyteller, musician and poet David Gonzalez creates and performs productions that capture audiences of all ages and cultures. In Aesop Bops! he serves up a trio of fast-paced and funny stories packed with opportunities for audience participation. Aesop’s classic The Lion and the Mouse, The Fisherman and His Wife, based on a Grimm’s fairy tale and The Turtle’s Shell, a combination of an Aesop fable and a South American folktale, make for a full meal. This feast of funky, physical storytelling accompanied by Daniel Kelly on the keyboard, leaves young audiences feeling like they just performed the show too!


Recommended Grades: Pre-k - 5

Length: 30 minutes


Connections: language, storytelling, fables, creative writing, gesture, movement, life lessons, humor, music



"David Gonzalez speaks with courageous humanity and brilliant creativity - his poetry and stories uplift the spirit and inspire wonder."

 -Deepak Chopra


"This Online Series was a highlight in a very stressful year. Aesop Bops was so enjoyable to explore because children love and need to see storytelling. The students made discoveries about fables and learned what a play or live performance is all about. I was struck by how engaged my students were by David Gonzalez. He was nearly as magical on screen as he is live. My students clapped and sang along. It was really, really fun! Thank you so much." 

-Megan Stack, Bella Vista Elementary School, 1st grade