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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

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Picture Books We Love

A Golden Weekend

Golden Legacy_web It's hard to believe it's time for our Golden Legacy exhibit to close!  If you're in the area, this weekend will be your last chance to see the original art from these classic and beloved books on our walls, so make sure you squeeze in a visit. mother goose We celebrated this weekend with illustrator Dan Yaccarino, who is one of the new generation of Golden Book illustrators featured in the exhibit.  He also has some other fabulous picture books illustrated in his distinct, colorful style.   These are some of my favorites: lawn to lawngo go americajacques cousteau (from left to right: Lawn to Lawn, Go, Go America, and The Fantastic Undesea Life of Jacques Cousteau) We started out the fun with a live podcast with Dan and our own Andy Laties right in front of the store.  Check back soon for audio clips of the podcast here on our blog.  They were both so funny and I think they had just as much fun as the kids in the audience.  In the meantime, get your Dan Yaccarino interview fix over at the blog, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast and check out some great process pieces of his art. Dan Yaccarino Podcast_web Later, Dan and Golden Book editor and author, Diane Muldrow, presented about creating golden books in our auditorium, followed by a booksigning.  Click here to buy copies of Dan's books. He was able to sign some books for us to sell, so if you're interested, make sure to ask if we have any autographed copies left when you check out. Dan Yaccarino & Diane Muldrow_web What a fun way to end such a great exhibit!  And of course, no Golden Book party is complete without the Poky Little Puppy. Diane & PLP_web

Fun Trivia:

Can you guess our top five best-selling Golden Books from this exhibit? Leave your guesses in the comments and I'll post the answers tomorrow.


Deborah Serrano
Monday, March 3, 2010 - 9:39 am
I'm guessing that "Nurse Nancy" might be one of them. It had a band-aid in the back.
Sonya Vannoy
Monday, March 3, 2010 - 11:37 am
The Poky Little Puppy Three Little Kittens The Little Red Hen The Night Before Christmas The Fire Engine Book
Charles Hughes
Monday, March 3, 2010 - 3:56 pm
1. The Pokey Little Puppy 2. The Saggy Baggy Elephant 3. The Tawny Scrawny Lion Definately something by Eloise Wilkins - those are classics!

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