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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

Picture Book Puzzler: Endpapers

I love endpapers. For me, reading a picture book is a whole book experience - from front cover to back. The endpapers can begin a narrative or give hints to an aspect of the story inside. So, fellow picture book aficionados, let's put your skills to the test.  Can you correctly identify the following picture books just by their fabulous endpapers?  Put your guesses in the comments below and on Friday, August 6th, we'll pick a winner for a $5.00 gift certificate to our bookstore. If there's more than one person who guesses them all right, we'll randomly pick a winner from that elite group. And congratulations to last week's winner, Janine! You've won $5.00 to use in The Carle Bookstore! So here it goes : 1.  2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. So how do you think you did?  Let us know in the comments below!

by Eliza Brown

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Tuesday, August 8, 2010 - 1:40 am
This week's puzzler was fun and challenging. I love illustrated endpapers! Here are my guesses: 1. Yoko / Rosemary Wells 2. Officer Buckle and Gloria / Peggy Rathmann 3. Richard Scarry's cars and trucks and things that go / Richard Scarry 4. One morning in Maine / Robert McCloskey 5. Little blue and little yellow / Leo Lionni 6. My garden / Kevin Henkes 7. Olivia / Ian Falconer 8. Baby bear, baby bear, what do you see? / Eric Carle 9. Beautiful blackbird / Ashley Bryan 10. The arrival / Shaun Tan
Wednesday, August 8, 2010 - 12:28 pm
Are corrections allowed? The endpapers in #9 are from All Things Bright and Beautiful by Ashley Bryan, not Beautiful Blackbird. (So close--two beautiful books, with "beautiful" in their titles and scissors on their endpapers!)

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