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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

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Picture Books We Love

Picture Book Puzzler: What's in a name?

What's in a name? Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Would we still feel the same way about favorite characters like Winnie-the-Pooh and Corduroy if they different names? To me, a memorable character changes that name forever. So, let's test your children's book knowledge and see if you can name the book each of these famous characters belong to. Put your guesses in the comments below and, like always, check back on Friday for the answers. Good luck! 1. Mr. McGregor 2. Little Nutbrown Hare 3. Madame Louise Bodot 4. The Once-ler 5. Snork & Snorkmaiden 6. Mr. Plumbean 7. Alexander T. Wolf 8. Milo & Tock 9. Huckle Cat 10. Mary Lennox

by Eliza Brown

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Friday, April 4, 2011 - 3:32 pm
Wow, Emma! I'm impressed! There was some tricky ones in there but you got them all right! 1. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter 2. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram 3. Crictor by Tomi Ungerer 4. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss 5. The Moomin series by Tove Jansson 6. The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Pinkwater 7. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith 8. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster 9. The Busytown series by Richard Scarry 10. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Emma McG
Monday, April 4, 2011 - 11:53 am
Okay, I have been teaching various ages for about 10 years. I like to think I am pretty good with storybook characters but I know I am not so great with the authors. So here are my guesses... without attempting most of the authors names. :o) 1- Mr. McGregor is from The Tale of Peter Rabbit and I think a few other Beatrix Potter books? 2- Little Nutbrown Hare is from Guess How Much I LOVE You! (one of my all-time Faves!) 3- Madame Louise Bodot from Crictor?? -- Wow this is an Oldie. I had to go to my bookshelf to remember the title of this one. 4- The Once-ler is from the Lorax--Dr. Seuss. A wonderful book for teaching children to respect the environment. :) 5- Snork and Snorkmaiden. are these two characters from the Moomin(sp?) Series? I don't think they are both in all of the books, but I haven't read or seen these books for a long time. Are these even still around? 6- Mr. Plumbean is from The big Orange Splot. My little students love this one. Great for teaching to a few different themes in education. 7- Alexander T. Wolfe is from The TRUE Story of the 3 little pigs. Another student fave in my classroom. 8- Milo and Tock -- this took me a long time to guess.. but I THINK they are from The Phantom Tollbooth... I am not totally sure though. 9- Huckle cat appears in many Busytown books don't have a clue where he made his first appearance. 10- Mary Lennox is from The secret Garden. I am SO curious now. Can't wait to see the what the answers are on Friday!!!

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