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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

Rainy Day Survival Kit: 6 Essential Boredom-Busters

While we certainly are grateful for rain and not snow, long rainy days in Spring can get a bit much, especially with little ones tired of being cooped up inside. Here are a few of our favorite picks to help you survive rainy days ahead.

1. Very Hungry Caterpillar Bubble Umbrella $19.95

This umbrella is so cute, you're going to wish it came in adult size! Our favorite Caterpillar friend can brighten any gloomy day.

2. 52 Rainy Day Activities Cards $6.95

Small and handy, this deck of cards includes tons of creative and imaginative games and activities, perfect for being cooped up inside on a rainy day.

3. Rainy Dayz Gel Crayons $13.95

These bright gel crayons can be used in so many ways. Use them like crayons to draw on paper, use them on wet paper and they look just like watercolors, or even use them to draw on mirrors or windows (they wash right off!). What will you create?

4. Talking Like the Rain by X.J. and Dorothy Kennedy, illustrated by Jane Dyer $10.99

A beautifully illustrated collection of classic children's poems. An essential for all home libraries that can be read again and again.

5. Red Rubber Boot Day by Mary Lyn Ray, illustrated by Lauren Stringer $6.99

The perfect companion to a rainy day, Red Rubber Boot Day, highlights all the best things to do in the rain.

6. Umbrella by Taro Yashima $6.99

A Caldecott Honor book from 1959, this classic follows a girl named Momo who absolutely can't wait for a rainy day so that she can use her new umbrella.



by Eliza Brown

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