Published March 3, 2020


Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, as a precautionary measure, this event has been postponed. We will update you when a new date has been scheduled. Thank you and stay healthy!

Before the observance of National Reading Month concludes, metro Detroit-based children’s book author and songwriter Andy Gutman will appear at Insp!re Marketplace (second level) inside Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28.

Gutman’s appearance at Insp!re marketplace, an artists and makers collective that sells art, jewelry, apparel, lotions, candles, home décor and other items, will include a reading of his newest book, Be Kind, and a signing of his books, which will be available for purchase. There also will be a meet-and-greet with Charlie the Butterfly, a popular character in three of Gutman’s books.

“National Reading Month is a time we encourage and motivate people of all ages to read, especially the younger generations,” said Gutman. “These events are an opportunity for me to share my love of books and my creative endeavors with people of all ages and, hopefully, inspire others to fall in love with reading and to pursue their dreams. Yes, Insp!re is the perfect place to inspire young minds.”

All five of his children’s books will be available for purchase at the shop during the entire month of March as well.

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. He has written and produced numerous musical pieces, including song accompaniments to each of his children’s books. All songs are available on Soundcloud under Gutcheck Music along with iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and many more.

Gutman and his publishing company, Gutcheck Publishing, have published five children’s books. His latest addition, Be Kind, was released in January 2020. It is a colorful, 24-page story that shares the important message of being kind.

Gutman’s other books, Even and Pop Lullaby, are richly illustrated, feature stylized images that pair perfectly with the gentle rhyming words of his stories. Like all of his books, each is accompanied by a song that allows parents and children to sing and dance along.

To learn more about author Andy Gutman and his children’s books, visit GutcheckPublishing.com.