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Eric Ode (pronounced Oh-dee) is a national award-winning children's singer/songwriter, a widely published author and poet, and a thoroughly engaging entertainer. His upbeat, high-participation programs are bubbling over with fun, interactive music and include stories, skits, poetry, props and puppets.

A former elementary and middle school teacher with a Masters Degree in Educational Technology, Eric has been invited to share his music and poetry programs with schools, community festivals, and libraries throughout the United States, in Germany, Japan, and in Guam.

Eric has been recognized with:

  • Six Parents' Choice Awards

  • Two National Parenting Publications Honors Awards

  • A Telly Bronze Award

  • A KIDS FIRST! All Star Endorsement

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Eric was a contributing writer of poetry and lyrics for the Grammy Award winning album All About Bullies...Big and Small (Cool Beans Music) and the Grammy nominated Around the Campfire (Prairie Dog Entertainment). He is the author of:

  • Tow Truck 1, 2, 3 (Kane Miller Books)

  • Stop That Poem (Kane Miller Books)

  • Larry Gets Lost in the Library (Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot)

  • Hooray, It's Garbage Day! (Kane Miller Books)

  • Otters, Snails and Tadpole Tails: Poems from the Wetlands (Kane Miller Books)

  • Paulina and the Pirate's Hat (Pelican Publishing)

  • Too Many Tomatoes (Kane Miller Books)

  • Bigfoot Does Not Like Birthday Parties (Sasquatch Books)

  • The Boy and the Dragon (Pelican Publishing)

  • Sea Star Wishes - Poems from the Coast (Sasquatch Books)

  • Busy Trucks on the Go (Kane Miller Books)

  • When You're a Pirate Dog and Other Pirate Poems (Pelican Publishing)

  • Dan, the Taxi Man (Kane Miller Books)

  • Tall Tales of the Wild West (And a Few Short Ones) (Meadowbrook Press)

With illustrator John Skewes, Eric is also the co-author of:

  • Elliott Otter: The Totally Untrue Story of Elliott, Boss of the Bay (Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot Books)

  • Larry Gets Lost Under the Sea (Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot Books)

  • Larry Gets Lost In Seattle - 10th Anniversary Edition (Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot)

  • Larry Gets Lost in San Diego (Sasquatch/Little Bigfoot)

You can find poems by Eric in many outstanding anthologies such as...

  • The Poetry of US (National Geographic)

  • One Minute Till Bedtime

  • When Granny Won Olympic Gold

  • If Kids Ruled the School

  • Rolling in the Aisles

  • I Hope I Don't Strike Out

  • Oh My Darling, Porcupine

  • The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems

  • My Teacher's in Detention

  • Miles of Smiles

  • What I Did On My Summer Vacation

  • Dinosaur Poems: The Anthology

  • My Cat is in Love with the Goldfish . . .

plus many other collections as well as magazines such as Cricket, Hopscotch and Scholastic's Storyworks

Click here for a complete list of writing credits.

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