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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Making Art Together

Stuck in the Mud!

Sometimes in early spring we can feel a little stuck. We want it to be sunny and warm but things aren't quite happening as quickly as we like. Or maybe, with all the rain and melting snow, we are quite literally stuck in the mud! Getting stuck in the mud is a pretty common theme in picture books. Often the scenario is the same, a bunch of animals pile into a truck, barrel down a muddy road guessed it...get stuck. Even though the situation is the same, it doesn't keep each book from being wonderfully funny and silly in its own way. READ MORE

Picture Book Puzzler: Spring Blooms

Spring has sprung! Little crocuses and snowdrops are already flowering here in Massachusetts, with daffodils and tulips not far behind. It makes you get excited for full spring and summer blooms, doesn't it? So let's celebrate our early spring flowers with some flowers from our favorite picture books. Can you name each illustrator (or book title) of each of these flowers? Put your guesses in the comments below and I'll put the answers in the comments on Friday. Good luck and Happy Spring! READ MORE

Pancakes, Pancakes!

After yesterday's maple syrup post, I'm in the mood for pancakes! Even among the fussiest eaters, pancakes are usually a breakfast favorite. But what goes into making pancakes? Two of my favorite picture books explain it all quite nicely: Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola (Harcourt, 1978) READ MORE


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