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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

Goldilocks and The Amazing Ticket Giveaway!

A good fairy tale re-telling never goes out of style. Talented author and artists always seem to keep coming up with fresh ways to make a classic bedtime tale take on a whole new life. This week we'll host the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School's adaptation of Goldilocks and The Three Bears in our auditorium. We browsed our fairy tale section here in the Shop and found that we had quite the selection of Goldilocks picture books, ranging from classic, beloved editions to quirky and funny twists on the tale, each with their own distinctive illustrations. Here are a few of our favorites: Goldilocks2Dinos Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems (Balzer + Bray, 2012) Goldilocks Sanderson Goldilocks by Ruth Sanderson (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009) Goldilocks Variations Ahlberg The Goldilocks Variations by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg (Candlewick Press, 2009) GoldilocksMarshall Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall (Penguin, 1998) goldilocksmcclintock Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jim Aylesworth, illustrated by Barbara McClintock (Scholastic Press, 2003) GoldilocksHodgkinson Goldilocks and Just One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson (Nosy Crow/Candlewick Press, 2012) We'd love to have you come visit the museum and see the show this week. Maybe your kids are on school vacation and need a fun activity? Here's your chance to win four tickets to the Goldilocks performance and a Family Pass (good for two adults and up to four children) to The Carle. How to enter: Use your creativity to adapt the Goldilocks fairytale by posting the title of your adaptation in a comment below: Goldilocks and the ____________.  (Example: Goldilocks and the Three Elephants or Goldilocks and the Case of the Three Empty Bowls). Use your imagination! What kind of Goldilocks story would YOU like to read? Leave your comment BEFORE midnight EST Sunday, February 17, 2013. One winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, February 18th. We hope that the winner will be able to come and enjoy the show during one of their many performances next week, but even if you live far away, you can still enter to win for a free pass to visit The Carle sometime within the year. Here are the details about the performance. Goldilocks & the Three Bears: An Epic February 19 - February 22, 2013 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm $6 (Members $5) So you think you know this tale? Think again! In this epic adaptation written by Jack Neary, there’s a lot more in store for Goldy, our little blond curiosity seeker, than three bears, some chairs, and bowls of breakfast food. Some annoying neighborhood kids, a pack of crazy Wolfettes, a fourth bear named Uncle Chester who may not be a bear at all, Little Red Riding Hood and even Rapunzel join forces to create an adventure for the ages! Poor Goldy! All she wanted was to take a nice little walk in the forest. Goldilocks & The Three Bears: An Epic is a show for the whole family to enjoy! Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling (413) 658-1126. Comments now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Amanda! We'll be in touch. Thanks everyone for playing. Such fun Goldilocks variations ideas!


Nancy Laurin
Sunday, February 2, 2013 - 12:59 pm
Goldilocks and her search for the three bears
Sunday, February 2, 2013 - 6:19 pm
Goldilocks and the single girl's guide to houseguest etiquette: what NOT to do
Nicole Braley
Sunday, February 2, 2013 - 7:39 pm
Goldilocks and The Three Magical m&m's ;)
Esther Frazee
Monday, February 2, 2013 - 10:47 am
Goldilocks and the Three Hair Stylists
Kelly Mullaly
Monday, February 2, 2013 - 10:15 am
Our PreK class just wrote a story called Goldiseal and the Three Polar Bears. We had been investigating Polar bears so, well, let's just say that the ending of their story, when the three Polar bears discover Goldiseal in their den, (having eaten their fish) was "non-fictional."
Samantha L
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 7:12 am
Goldilocks and the Dinosaurs
Pam L
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 7:13 am
Goldilocks Meets The 7 Dwarfs
Cassie Stewart
Friday, February 2, 2013 - 4:00 pm
Goldilocks and the Forest Sprites
Laura Kent
Friday, February 2, 2013 - 10:14 pm
Goldilocks and the Three Hares
Melissa Henri
Friday, February 2, 2013 - 1:10 pm
Goldilocks and the Science Museum

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