I'm Eric Ode, an author, songwriter, and poet for kids and families. I'm glad you stopped by! Here you can learn about my author visit assemblies and workshops for schools and my music and poetry programs for libraries. You can check out my schedule for upcoming concerts and events, read a few poems, and take a peek at my books and CDs. Those links above take you to other pages in my children's music and poetry web site. Enjoy! Oh, and while you're here, drop me an email. I'd look forward to hearing from you.
Too Many Tomatoes NEW from Kane Miller Books! Too Many Tomatoes is a rollicking, rhyming, rhythmic read-aloud! Illustrated by Kent Culotta.
"A musical toe-tapping story. Simple rhyming couplets flow nicely throughout. Bright, upbeat and cheerful spreads celebrate life and its bounty. VERDICT: A fun-filled tale about family and gardening, recommended for storytime and gardening units."- School Library Journal
Bigfoot Does Not Like Birthday Parties Some VERY kind words from Kirkus Reviews! Illustrated by Jaime Temairik and published by Sasquatch Books/Little Bigfoot, Bigfoot Does Not Like Birthday Parties marched onto the shelves October 27, 2015.
And additional kind words: "Bigfoot Does Not Like Birthday Parties is a hilarious disaster spoof tale about a gigantic birthday celebration for a huge creature who does not happen to like birthday parties. Told in brisk narrative verse. the story is brilliantly and imaginatively illustrated with a large cast of colorfully dressed human characters (all the people of Mossy Pockets) of multiple racial origins and one oversize, hairy blue crucial character whose birthday it happens to be. ...Bigfoot Does Not Like Birthday Parties dissolves fear in charm and humor to the delight of all young readers." - Midwest Book Review
Rock Nocturnal We've gone to the DARK side! My newest CD has just been recognized with a 2015 CD of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine and a Parents' Choice Silver Honors Award! The album is a rockin' celebration of dirt diggers and nighttime critters.