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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Picture Books We Love

Top of the Shelf: Animal Crackers Fly the Coop

Animal Crackers Fly the Coup by Kevin O'Malley A clever, reconstructed Bremen Town Musicians tale, awash in puns and jokes, finds four robbers at the mercy of Chicken, Dog, Cat, and Cow who won't be deterred from starring in their own comedic nightclub act.  O'Malley's expressive faces and use of deep-hued colors brings the characters up front on the page, enhancing the involvement between story and child. Plus, they will crack-up over the one-liners. Click here to purchase Animal Crackers Fly the Coup or to see more Top of the Shelf books. If you're looking for more retellings of The Bremen Town Musicians, make sure to pick up a copy of Lisbeth Zwerger's beautifully illustrated edition or stop by our galleries to see Zwerger's original artwork.  If you're in the area, you might also be interested in Castle Hill Theater's performance of The Bremen Town Musicians in our auditorium this  Saturday, July 10th. Do you have a favorite edition of this Grimm tale? Tell us about it in the comments below.

by Barbara

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