New York Times Best Selling children’s author Eric Litwin, author of the first four Pete the Cat books, will be at the Southfield Public Library from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Monday, June 19th for a Family Concert. The next day, on Tuesday, June 20th he will be at the Bloomfield Township Public Library at 7 PM for a Family Concert. He will be reading from his new book, Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs. Both events are free and open to the public. Book Beat will be selling books at the events. If you have any questions or would like to reserve any copies, please call Book Beat at (248) 968-1190.
Meet Groovy Joe, a fun-lovin’, guitar-strummin’, doggy-ice-cream-eatin’ pup as he wrangles three hungry dinosaurs and soon has them singing, grooving, and sharing!
Groovy Joe was living the dream.
He had a spoon and tub of doggy ice cream.
And he started to sing:
Love my doggy ice cream! Love my doggy ice cream!
Eric Litwin, author of the bestselling and beloved Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, and bestselling artist Tom Lichtenheld, illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, have created a captivating new canine character who will groove his way into readers’ hearts and have them grooving and giggling all the while. In his debut adventure, Groovy Joe faces three roaring dinosaurs hungry for his doggy ice cream! Oh no! But Joe knows just what to do and soon enough he has them all sharing while moving and singing along.
Signature rhyme, repetition, and musical writing style, combined with wild and witty illustrations, come together to create an unforgettable new character who embodies positivity, creativity, and kindness. Groovy Joe is here, ready to get groovy!
“First-time collaborators Litwin (Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes) and Lichtenheld (Friendshape) inject raucous rhymes and humor into their lesson about sharing: it’s the sugar that helps the medicine go down.” — Publishers Weekly
“Children will want to move and groove along with the mischievous and playful dog and his
hefty and humorous friends in this colorful rhyming story, sure to capture lots of attention.” — Booklist
“[A] catchy tune, dancing dinosaurs, and strawberry ice cream are an enticing combination.” — Kirkus
Eric Litwin is a song singing, guitar strumming, # 1 New York Times Best Selling, award winning author who brings early literacy and music together. He is the author of the original four Pete the Cat books as well as the author of The Nuts and Groovy Joe. Eric’s books have sold over 8.5 million copies, been translated into 13 languages, and won 18 literacy awards including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award.