“One, Two, Three, Whee!”
by Eric Litwin from the CD “Smile at Your Neighbor With Mr. Eric” available on iTunes
It seems like everyone now knows the amazing story and song of “Pete the Cat,” and it certainly deserves its popularity. But Eric Litwin, “Pete the Cat”‘s creator, has written lots of terrific songs for young children. One of my favorites is “One, Two, Three, Whee!”
It’s a jazzy tribute to the big-band sound, with swinging horns and a gotta-dance beat. Aside from counting to three, children get to jump and twist and, of, course, “Whee!” (I throw my hands up enthusiastically for the “Whee!”s.)
In between the verses are free-dance sections. I find that children love to show me their funny dances! This song is a guaranteed good-mood- maker!