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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: Hello, My Name is....

In our bookstore we get asked for books featuring a specific child's name quite a bit. "My granddaughter's named is Olivia. Do you have any books about girls named Olivia?" "Do you have any books with someone named Tommy in it?" Sometimes suggestions come easy, but other times all of us booksellers have to huddle together to rack our brains. We end up walking up and down the shelves staring at the spines of books hoping something will jog our memory. Certain characters' names definitely stick out better than others. Whey can't more children be named Pinkerton or Elmer anyway? So my friends, how well do you know your characters? I'll give you a name of and you tell me what popular picture book they each come from. 1. Stillwater 2. Viola Swamp 3. Officer Flossy 4. Big Anthony 5. Mopsy 6. Mr. Slinger 7. Little Red Running Shorts 8. Farmer Brown 9. Miss Clavel 10. Sylvester McMonkey McBean Bonus: Moishe

by Eliza Brown

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Tuesday, October 10, 2010 - 4:03 pm
Five out of 10 ain't bad: Stillwater - Zen Shorts Officer Flossy - Richard Scarry (things that go) Big Anthony - Strega Nona Mopsy - Peter Rabbit Farmer Brown - Click Clack MOOOOOOO
Sergio Ruzzier
Tuesday, October 10, 2010 - 4:58 pm
2. Viola Swamp: Miss Nelson (Viola is my daughter's name!) 9. Miss Clavel: Madeline
Sergio Ruzzier
Tuesday, October 10, 2010 - 5:01 pm
Wow, I just saw that on Facebook there is a Madeline Clavel...
Tuesday, October 10, 2010 - 5:38 pm
1. Zen Shorts 2. Miss Nelson is Missing 3. Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go 4. Strega Nona 5. The Tale of Peter Rabbit 6. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse 7. The Stinky Cheese Man 8. Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type 9. Madeline 10. The Sneetches Bonus: Where the Wild Things Are
Tuesday, February 2, 2011 - 1:41 pm
Congratulations, Janine! You got them all right!

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