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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

So many possibilities...

Take a look at this picture and tell me what you see.

Cheerleading pom poms? Funky paintbrushes? Something for cleaning? No idea? Well, to our tiniest and most vocal customer (read: toddlers) these are our most popular item in their store because these inexpensive foam brushes can be anything, really:

  • a dishwashing sponge
  • a duster for the store (Thank goodness we have such good little cleaners to help us out!)
  • a paintbrush for the walls (We get a new coat of paint almost every day!)
  • a tickly thing for your face or back of mama's neck
  • or for the youngest, something very soft and pleasing to gnaw on.

I just love overhearing all the plans our little customers have for these small brushes. And our little customers, especially the regulars, love when they get to leave our Museum with a little something.  Whether or not they are inspired to paint a masterpiece or experiment with texture, these little duster/sponge/brush/tickly things will get a lot of use.

What would you use it for?  Click here to see our Foam Brushes and other fun art supplies for home or the classroom.

by Eliza Brown

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