Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I love my white shoes, I love my white shoes!

The children’s programs at the Greenville public library over the summer are truly fantastic! In addition to the reading program we are participating in, there are dozens of cool events such as animal wranglers and musicians. We headed to Greer this morning to catch Eric Litwin (a.k.a. Mr. Eric), well-known children’s book author and guitar wielding comedian.

If you have kids you’ve probably heard of Pete the Cat: books like “I Love my White Shoes” and the one about the groovy buttons. What I didn’t know is that Mr. Eric is the author of only the first four Pete the Cat books, subsequent books are credited to James Dean. However, he has an entire library under his belt now, with a new release “Bedtime at the Nut House” (sounds like our house!) coming out this July.

Mr. Eric puts on a great show, keeping his audience engaged from the moment he was introduced until the very last visitor had left the room. Entertaining for not only the children, but also the adults; bottom line is that Mr. Eric puts on a great show, and I wish everyone the chance to check out his show!

For those of you reading this in Greenville, you still have an opportunity to catch the New York Times best-selling author today once at 10am and once at 11am at the Pelham branch, tomorrow the 19th in Simpsonville and in Taylors on the 20th. Bring your Pete the Cat books for Mr. Eric to sign, and you can also purchase “The Big Silly with Mr. Eric” musical CD or “Pete the Cat Saves Christmas.”

Later that afternoon during an impromptu stop at Spill the Beans with visiting onkulis Āris, we passed someone looking exactly like Mr. Eric on the way out; could it be that the author was taking an afternoon to enjoy downtown Greenville after an intense morning entertaining? If so, it was a well-deserved break, and I’m happy to see visiting celebrities experiencing Greenville!

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