My phone rang last week and on the other line was the one and only ERIC LITWIN!!!! You might be thinking you don’t know him, but here are 3 words to help: PETE THE CAT!!!!
Eric is the author of the first 4 Pete the Cat books and a #1 New York Times Best Selling Author! To say I was geeking out when talking to him is a huge understatement!! Not only is he a HUGE deal, but he is such a down to earth and incredibly nice guy!
I learned through Eric’s books and from talking with him that he has a Multi-Learning Approach where he loves to bring early literacy and music together. You can literally feel his excitement and passion about early literacy and music through the phone!
Eric’s ‘Pete the Cat’ and ‘The Nuts’ Series are in most of our classrooms! There may even be multiple copies of his books in our classrooms because I know my students just can’t get enough! He makes reading and literacy so much fun! His writing has also given my students confidence, independence, and a love for reading with his contagiously fun and adorable books!
Some EXCITING NEWS… Eric has a NEW book coming out this week and I must say it is AMAZING!! I can’t get my hands on it fast enough to bring into my classroom! If you loved Pete the Cat, just wait until you meet Groovy Joe!!
Who is Groovy Joe? He is a guitar strumming, song singing, ice cream eating, and disco dancing type of dog. Groovy Joe teaches some wonderful lessons and sees the positive in every situation.
I got to listen to the story and fell in love with the song that Eric has created and the message that the story has! The words in the story and the song are very catchy, repetitive, and they rhyme. All of the elements that not only help students read, but also gets them excited about reading! I know I will be reading this over and over in my classroom and I absolutely can’t wait!!