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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 Book Puzzler: We're Off to See the Wizard!

In 2000, a number of famous picture book illustrators paid tribute to a classic part of the children's literature canon by creating a piece of artwork inspired by The Wizard of Oz. Images of this artwork and words from thirty authors and illustrators are compiled in a wonderful (and unfortunately out of print) collection, The Hundredth Anniversary Celebration, edited by Peter Glassman. Even while depicting familiar Dorothy and the gang, each artist retains his or her own style and trademark. Can you identify the artist behind each of these Wizard of Oz interpretations? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Bonus: Eric Carle's contribution would be just too easy to identify because it features a Very recognizable friend. Can you guess what Wizard of Oz character The Very Hungry Caterpiller is dressed up as?

by Eliza Brown

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Monday, January 1, 2011 - 1:18 pm
1. de Paola 2. Pinkney (Jerry) 3. van Allsburg 4. Craft 5. Schart Hyman I'm guessing the caterpillar was the wizard? I went to this exhibit, too, and can't remember! Argh!
Monday, January 1, 2011 - 12:34 pm
1. Tomie dePaola 2. Jerry Pinkney 3. Chris Van Allsburg 4. Kinuko Craft 5. Mark Teague and I'll guess the caterpillar is dressed as...Toto!?
Tuesday, February 2, 2011 - 1:11 pm
Great guesses! Kittenpie got them all right! 1. Tomie dePaola 2. Jerry Pinkney 3. Chris Van Allsburg 4. Kinuko Craft 5. Trina Schart Hyman And the bonus? The Caterpillar was dressed up as the Tin Man!

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