VIDEO / PODCAST. Illustrated by James Dean who spent the majority of his early years watching his father, a self-taught artist, reproduce the art of the masters as a hobby. James, only in first grade, began drawing from cartoons such as Disney and Snoopy. His grandmother was the first to hang a James Dean original on the wall, a well-done drawing of Yogi Bear. Born 1957 in Fort Payne, Alabama.
James Dean’s art has sold in more than ninety galleries and shops across the United States. He has devoted his paintings to Pete the Cat for ten years and has turned his natural love for cats into his life’s work. James published his first adult book, The Misadventures of Pete the Cat, a history of his art work, in 2006. He illustrated his first self-published children’s book, Pete the Cat I Love my White Shoes, written by Eric Litwin, in 2008, and the follow-up book, Pete the Cat: Rocking In My School Shoes, in 2011. James lives in Savannah, Georgia with his wife, Kimberly.
In 2004, Kimberly & James Dean sat down at their kitchen table to work on a children’s book together. Their dream has finally become a reality with the release of this new Pete the Cat book, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses. Both left corporate jobs in the late nineties (James was an electrical engineer, Kimberly worked in the press office of the governor of Georgia) to pursue their passion for art, and they have experienced a life made up of strange and wonderful coincidences ever since. Pete the Cat has brought magic into their lives. They work in side-by-side studios, sharing their home with five cats and Emma the pug.
Read and sung by Eric Litwin is a guitar-strumming, song-singing, banjo-picking, tale-telling, song-writing, national-award-winning, music-producing, fun, folksy type of guy. He loves to blend song and story together and is inspired by the depth and simplicity of folk songs and folktales. Eric is a popular performer, delighting thousands of children and families every year. He has recorded two award-winning children’s music CDs.
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Teach your Kids to Listen and Imagine with Bedtime Stories
Prepare your child for a relaxing audio podcast experience. Whether in the car, the store, or before bed, let your child immerse their ears in their imagination. School is largely auditory. So, prepare your kid to listen and visualize a story without TV or video. Just listen!
How to Use Bedtime Stories as an Independent Reading Tutor
Then share the book to the audio. Listen and read. Allow your child to teach themselves to read. Using visual/audio anchor words your child will figure out the visual/sound connections by themselves. Eventually, they will be able to read the book to you all by themselves!
How to Record and Edit Your Own mp3 Podcast for Bedtime Stories!
“Watch this instructional video on “How to Record and Edit Your Own mp3 Podcast for Bedtime Stories!” Anyone can record a podcast.
Enjoy breakfast at the Old Princeton Landing. Their new breakfast menu has something for everyone. Smoothies, hearty oatmeal, burritos, acai bowls…. Relax with your kids in Brian Overfelt’s new Backyard, while your kids are entertained.
You want to read a story? Bring the book and join us on the stage.
What age? Bedtime Stories are fun for every age. Some kids will listen intently, others will dance and jump and semi-listen.
When you get home, or in the car…..