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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: It all began when...

How did it all begin? Can you name the popular picture book based on its very first sentence? I bet you can! Let's hear your guesses in the comments below. 1. Once upon a time in Spain there was a little bull... 2. The day Helen gave Martha dog her alphabet soup, something unusual happened. 3. Oh how Peter wished he could whistle! 4. On Christmas Eve, many years ago I lay quietly in my bed. 5.  One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. 6. Mr. Plumbean lived on a street where all the houses were the same. 7. In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf. 8. The Lupine Lady lives in a small house overlooking the sea. 9. In a warm and sultry forest far, far away, there once lived a mother fruit bat and her new baby. 10. Farmer Brown has a problem.

by Eliza Brown

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Brenda Kahn
Monday, February 2, 2011 - 8:10 am
1. Ferdinand by Munro Leaf/ illustrated by Robt. Lawson 2. Martha Speaks by Susan Meddagh 3. A Whistle for Willie by Ezra Jack Keats 4. The Polar Express by Chris van Allsburg 5. Harold and the Purple Crayon (my youngest son's favorite book, he could recite it by age 2 & 1/2) 6. ?? 7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 8. ?? 9. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon 10. Click Clack Moo, Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin/ illustrated by Betsy Lewin or one of those.
Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 9:23 am
Teamwork! Together you've got them all right! 1. The Story of Ferdinand 2. Martha Speaks 3. Whistle for Willie 4. The Polar Express 5. Harold and the Purple Crayon 6. The Big Orange Splot (I HAVE to make this a Friday Favorite soon!) 7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar 8. Miss Rumphius 9. Stellaluna 10. Click, Clack Moo Cows That Type Amazing job everyone! I can't wait for next week!
Susan Murray
Monday, February 2, 2011 - 11:24 am
1. The Story of Ferdinand - Munro Leaf 2. Martha Speaks - Susan Meddaugh 3. Whistle for Willie - Ezra Jack Keats 4. The Polar Express - Chris Van Allsburg 5. Harold and the Purple Crayon - Crockett Johnson 6. ??? 7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle 8. Miss Rumphius - Barbara Cooney 9. Stellaluna - Janell Cannon 10. Click, Clack, Moo - Doreen Cronin
Monday, February 2, 2011 - 11:06 am
#6 is "The Big Orange Splot" I had the others except #3 and #8.
Judy Marotta
Monday, February 2, 2011 - 11:12 am
8. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
Monday, February 2, 2011 - 11:12 am
6. ???? 8. Miss Rumphius!

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