Outdoor Concert and Meet & Greet with Eric Litwin

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Outdoor Concert and Meet & Greet with Eric Litwin

Outdoor concert and Meet & Greet with author, musician, and literacy advocate

author of the original Pete the Cat books

as he tours for his new picture book series


Eric Litwin, The Nuts

Thursday, July 31, 6:00 pm
Arlington Hills Community Center Town Square
1200 Payne Ave
St. Paul, MN, 55130*

Generously co-sponsored by the Saint Paul Public Library


Event & Ticket Details  -  About the Book  -  About the Author  -  Book List

 (*please note St. Paul ramp closure from I-94 to I-35E. Alternate route suggestions here.) 


Red Balloon and Saint Paul Public Library present Eric Litwin, author of the original PETE THE CAT books, for a free outdoor family musical event! Grab a lawn chair and join us on the courtyard of the Town Square at the Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Avenue in St. Paul, for a rockin’ performance, featuring Eric Litwin’s new series, THE NUTS: BEDTIME AT THE NUT HOUSE. Eric will share interactive songs and stories that involve kids from start to finish, and promote the joy of books and music. Get ready to sing, dance, and fall in love with literacy!

In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside the Arlington Hills Community Center.



Meet & Greet with Eric Litwin after the show by purchasing a copy of THE NUTS: BEDTIME AT THE NUT HOUSE (hardcover; $18.00 + tax) from Red Balloon Bookshop! Copies may be prepurchased at the store or purchased at the event.

For each copy of THE NUTS purchased from Red Balloon, customers will receive one Meet & Greet ticket (good for one family). Meet & Greet line will form after the concert and will be in order of numbered tickets given out at the time of the book’s purchase.

At the Meet & Greet, Eric will sign and personalize each copy of THE NUTS: BEDTIME AT THE NUT HOUSE purchased from Red Balloon Bookshop. For each copy of THE NUTS purchased, Eric will sign one PETE THE CAT book. Customers may bring this book from home or purchase it from Red Balloon Bookshop. All PETE THE CAT books signed must be authored by Eric Litwin. These include PETE THE CAT: I LOVE MY WHITE SHOES, PETE THE CAT: ROCKING IN MY SCHOOL SHOESPETE THE CAT: GROOVY BUTTONS, and PETE THE CAT SAVES CHRISTMAS. He will not sign merchandise or other PETE THE CAT books.

Meet & Greet guests may take unposed photos while in the signing line. If time allows, posed photos will be allowed after the signing.  Meet & Greet guests will also receive exclusive THE NUTS buttons and bookmarks. Only those with Meet & Greet tickets are allowed to get books signed and take photos with the author.

To prepurchase your copy of THE NUTS: BEDTIME AT THE NUT HOUSE, and its accompanying Meet & Greet ticket, please visit us in-store or call Red Balloon Bookshop at 651-224-8320. When you pre-order and pay, Red Balloon will reserve your book(s) and numbered Meet & Greet ticket(s) for in-store pickup (available July 29) or hold them at Will Call the day of the event. Avoid a long wait in the Meet & Greet line by preordering today!

CAN'T MAKE IT? If you'd like a personalized book but are unable to make the event, please call us at 651-224-8320 to pre-pay and we'll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you or shipped anywhere in the United States.



It's nighttime at the Nut House, but Hazel and Wally Nut just can’t settle down. Instead they're bouncing, wiggling, and howling at the moon, and it's up to Mama Nut to guide and wrangle her lovable and rambunctious little ones into bed.

In THE NUTS: BEDTIME AT THE NUT HOUSE, an unforgettably catchy bedtime adventure, Eric Litwin and artist Scott Magoon launch a new picture book series starring the hilarious Nut family, and invite readers to chime in and join the nutty fun!

THE NUTS: BEDTIME AT THE NUT HOUSE is based on a song developed by the author and performed in front of numerous audiences (the song, and an additional lullaby, can be downloaded for free at thenutfamily.com). Litwin's expert use of repetition, call-and-response, and clever rhyme offers an unforgettable interactive reading experience for readers young and old.



Eric Litwin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the first four beloved Pete the Cat picture books, which have sold over 1.5 million copies and have been translated into seven languages. He is also a singer, songwriter, educator and nationally respected keynote speaker on interactive literacy and music.  Eric is co-­founder of The Learning Groove, which creates materials and training for early music and movement education. www.ericlitwin.com



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