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


  • Tuesday- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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The Art of Eric Carle: Friends

September 17 - March 23, 2014

Eric Carle's newest picture book Friends from Philomel Books published in November 2013, is a celebration of friendship and childhood expressed in colorful tissue paper collage illustrations and the poetic story of an imaginary journey of the child at play. Inspired by Eric Carle's memories of early friendships he had as a young child as well as friendships in his adult life, Friends is a testament to the importance of friendship for children and to the lasting bonds that remain through every stage in life.

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