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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

Top of the Shelf: Rrralph

Rrralph by Lois Ehlert (Beach Lane Books, 2011) A dog that can talk? If you don't believe it, just page through this book. Ralph, cleverly created out of bits and pieces of fabric and other odds and ends, will show you that, indeed, he knows a number of words. When on top of his doghouse, Ralph says --- "Roof Roof", and when next to a tree, he yelps "Bark Bark Bark." Children will have fun with this book and will undoubtedly have their own ideas for expanding Ralph's vocabulary. Bright colors and innovative use of actual materials make this a winner. *           *          *          *         *          *          *          *           * Lois Ehlert is this year's Carle Honors Artist recipient! Click here to learn more about Lois Ehlert and The Carle Honors. Want more recommendations from The Carle Bookshop? Click here to read for Top of the Shelf book reviews.

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