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


  • Thursday, Friday10 am-3 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Picture Books We Love

Book Fest Countdown: Diane deGroat and Shelley Rotner

We’re proud to announce that our summer Children’s Book Festival will be held on Saturday, June 12th.  This year’s theme is Dogs in Picture Books and we have a terrific day planned, packed with storytimes, book signings, art demonstrations, music and lots more fun dog-themed activities.  Come meet other dog lovers and chat with our friends from the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society and Canine Companions. And, of course, your stuffed dog friends are welcome, but please leave your real dogs at home. Can’t wait to see which of your favorite picture book dogs (and their creators) will be here?  Come back often as we’ll reveal an artist/author each day leading up the the big event!  See you there! Woof. ————————————————————————————————- Say hello to Diane deGroat and Shelley Rotner! Their picture book collaboration DOGS DON'T BRUSH THEIR  TEETH combines photographs of real dogs and digital art revealing what dogs DO and what dogs certainly DON'T.  This book really sells itself in our store. Its fun fold-out flaps and silly dog illustrations make it a magnet for our youngest (and most critical) shoppers.  For more dog fun, make sure to check out the book's website here.  I especially love that you can see all the bios of the real dogs featured in the book! Click below to watch the book trailer. If you want to learn more about how Diane created these illustrations in photoshop using Shelley's photos, check out this interview on Jama Rattigan's blog or listen Diane and Shelley talk about their book in this great WFCR radio interview online. Diane and Shelley will be reading from their book at 1:30 in our library on June 12th. Stay tuned for the day's full, fun-packed schedule. Click here to buy copies of Diane and Shelley's books and don't forget to check in with us after June 12th to see if we have any signed copies in stock!

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