the eric carle museum of picture book art
Since yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the publication of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar, it is a perfect opportunity to feature The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in my home town of Amherst, Massachusetts. This is the very first museum in the country dedicated to picture book art from around the world. The facility, pictured below, is well designed and features art from some of the best children's book illustrators in the world. And for those who want to give it a shot, there is a craft room for visitors to explore their own collage techniques.
The museum, Amherst