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Press kit

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 classroom and middle school English 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

Eric's original music has been heard on children's radio programs across the country and on multiple compilation albums.

Eric is the author of:

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

  • Stop that Poem! (Kane Miller Books)

  • Larry Gets Lost in the Library (Little Bigfoot Books)

  • 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)

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