eric carle museum of picture book art

On a recent trip to New England, I visited the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.DSC06972

Lisa Brown and Marcus Ewert were there for the day.

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“The mission of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, a non-profit organization in Amherst, Massachusetts, is to inspire a love of art and reading through picture books. The only full-scale museum of its kind in the United States, The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. In addition to underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form, The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.”

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august, week one

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I have been collecting seed pods.

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And reading about seeds.

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I’ve been playing with palettes.

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And continuing to attend the daily butterfly show

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and stitching.

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wise old owl e

A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?