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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

Simms Taback Book Giveaway

Today we're so excited to bring you a very special giveaway! In celebration of our current exhibition Simms Taback: Art by Design (on view in our East Gallery until October 26th), we're teaming up with Blue Apple Books to offer three lucky readers a collection of 10 board books by featured artist Simms Taback.

If you're not familiar with his work, Simms Taback is the Caldecott-winning illustrator of many well-known books, such as The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and Joseph Had a Little Overcoat. His picture books are just so brilliant - they are sophisticated and clever while still being incredibly child-friendly. His iconic artwork is bold and colorful and his books are a delight to revisit again and again.

This collection of books is a great addition to any home, school or daycare library or it could make an excellent gift with the holidays right around the corner.

How to Enter:

Simply leave a comment below letting us know why you'd love this collection of books before Sunday, October 19th, 2014 11:59 pm EST. We'll randomly pick the winners and announce them here on Monday, October 20th. Only one entry per person. Good luck!

by Eliza Brown

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Susan Paddock
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:34 pm
wonderful addition to the libraries I am developing for my two grandsons who live in Calgary, Alberta Canada and Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 12:37 pm
Love these books!
Anamarie Neville
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 1:31 pm
I would love this book collection because my future classroom and current children's literary studies would flourish under their ownership.
Colleen Charlton
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 6:22 pm
I love Joseph had a little overcoat because it is positive. He always makes the best of things. I also love the way the pictures have a hole in the page.
Angie Fitzpatrick
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 6:40 pm
my son so loves reading! Wish we lived closer!
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 8:28 pm
I love the story of the old lady that swallowed a fly :) Would love to share it with the munchkins in my life.
Kelly Mullaly
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 9:02 pm
My nephew would adore these books!!!
Rebecca Kudelka
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 9:39 pm
I would love to get these to share with my son!
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:02 pm
I'd love this collection because my 18mo daughter loves the song The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly and given how much she adores all of her Eric Carle books I know she'll love Simms Taback's style too.
Kate Nesbitt
Saturday, October 10, 2014 - 8:13 am
We are all avid readers in our house, but have no books illustrated by Simms Taback, so this would be a wonderful way to expand our collection of children's books and experience something new!
Judy Carey Nevin
Saturday, October 10, 2014 - 10:49 am
I met Simms when I worked at Viking when he won the Caldecott for Joseph Had a Little Overcoat. He was such a sweet, approachable man. I was really touched by his genuine nature.
Margaret Bartley
Saturday, October 10, 2014 - 10:58 am
Love these books... the art supports the text for readers of all ages to enjoy.
Christina DeLouise
Wednesday, November 11, 2014 - 1:06 pm
Would love to win these for my art room!


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