Published May 3, 2019

Metro Detroit-based businessman, author, and songwriter Andy Gutman will appear at the Michigan International Women’s Show (MIWS) on Sunday, May 5 at 12:30 p.m. on the Spotlight Stage.

He will read from two of his children’s books, Charlie the Caterpillar: What Can I Be Today? and Pop Lullaby. Musical artist Steve Acho will join Gutman to perform the companion songs from both books read during the event. Gutman will then sign copies of his books for attendees and giveaway books and book-themed goodies, including a limited number of Charlie the Caterpillar musical plushies.

In Gutman’s newest book, Charlie the Caterpillar: What Can I Be Today, Charlie the Caterpillar returns to spend a day imagining what it would be like to be employed in many different careers. He tries his hand at being a teacher, a lawyer, a zookeeper and more. The story shares the important message that children can pursue any career they can imagine and for which they are passionate.

The other book Gutman will read during his MIWS performance, Pop Lullaby, is a 34-page bedtime story with vibrantly colorful, detailed illustrations that bring to life a tired father who is trying to soothe his wide-awake baby through song.

In his day-job, Gutman is president of Southfield, Mich.-based Farbman Group and its related companies. At night, he chases his creative dreams while the rest of the world sleeps. He is a writer, songwriter and dreamer who tries to see the beauty in the world.
Gutman has written a total of four children’s books, each beginning as a song that he then brings to life in paperback.

In its 24th year, the Michigan International Women’s Show is southeastern Michigan’s largest pop-up shopping event with more than 400 vendors and is hosted May 2-to- 5 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, 46100 Grand River Ave. More information regarding admission to the event can be found by visiting

To learn more about author Andy Gutman and his children’s books and songs, visit