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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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Great Idea: Eric Carle Postcards

Our customers always come up with the best ideas for the dozens of different Eric Carle postcards we sell. I've heard of people framing them to put on a child's wall or even buying matching pairs of postcards and laminating them to create a durable memory game. My new favorite use of postcards is simple and charming: Use them to welcome students back to school!

Front of postcard

Back of postcard

An elementary school teacher bought a whole set of our postcards, printed messages on each one and then sent them to her new first grade class. The postcard introduced her as their new teacher, gave them an idea of what they will be learning in first grade this year, and enthused excitement about meeting in a few weeks. I thought it was such a wonderful way to help put at ease children who are nervous about going to school and to break the ice with a well-loved character, like The Very Hungry Caterpillar. These students are very lucky to have a teacher like this, indeed. What a great idea!

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