You Need to Have This Picture Book Experience
If you haven’t heard of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art you have been missing something special. This fabulous non-profit organization in Amherst, MA, boasts a collection of over 13,000 objects related to children’s picture books, including a collection of 6,600 permanent illustrations. If that’s not enough to get all you KidLit.TV fans in a flurry the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is also bringing stories to life on stage in their Picture Book Theater. This month the theater is offering Eric Carle’s “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth (done with stick puppets) and Rooster’s Off To See The World (Performed by the Amherst Ballet). The show will only be offered for a limited time starting Saturdays, November 14, and 21 at 2:00 pm and Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28 at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
Everyone will find these productions fun and entertaining, especially the youngsters in your life. These beloved stories have been adapted to the stage with dance and puppets, creating kid friendly images with movement and sound to bring the characters off the page in a bright, new way.
The Museum was started 10 years ago by Eric Carle and the late Barbara Carle and is the only full-scale museum of its kind in the United states. With a love for children’s literature and education the museum’s educational philosophy has stayed the same over the years.
All of the education programs at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art are built on the premise that picture books help to inspire a lifelong love of art and reading. Excellency, originality, and a wide range of opportunities for creative inquiry and appreciation of the visual world define our offerings. Our goal is to support and engage all visitors regardless of their level of familiarity with art and art making.
If you live in Amherst MA you should check out the museum today and if you live anywhere else you should make your trip plans soon to enjoy a little piece of children’s literature and discover what all the fuss is about.
Check out a video tour of the museum at KidLit.TV