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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is turning FIVE this year! This wonderful museum was created by the amazing children’s book author Eric Carle to inspire kids of all ages and enhance our appreciation for and an understanding of the art of the picture book. If you have not had a chance to visit, it is worth the day trip. Check the museum calendar for gallery events, movies, classes, storytelling and more. The first Friday of every month is free from 4 pm-7 pm.

To celebrate their birthday, the museum is collecting stories about being five. They will use these stories to create a BIG BOOK OF FIVE. Seems appropriate.

Here is how you and your kids can participate:
Are you or were you or will you soon be FIVE YEARS OLD?
What about being five is really fun?
– Draw or write your favorite thing about being five on an 8.5”x 11” piece of paper and send (or bring) it to the museum. It can be short or it can be long – whatever you find fun about being FIVE!
– Submit your Big Book of Five contribution to:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Attention: Big Book of Five
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002

Contributions for the Big Book of Five will be on display until November 17, 2007, in the Great Hall. Be sure to sign your work and mark “Big Book of Five” on your envelope!

Visit the museum to see your work on display:
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art: 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
Distance from Providence – 90 miles (Driving Time – @ 2 hours)

Museum Hours
10 am — 4 pm Tuesday through Friday
10 am — 5 pm Saturday
12 — 5 pm Sundays

Admission Prices
$7 – Adults, $5 – Seniors 65+, $5 – Youth 1-18, $5 – Student (w/ ID), $5 – Teacher (w/ ID)
$20 Family (up to 2 Adults, 2 Youths)
Free for Members. Free for Children under 1
Free parking for cars and buses at the Museum.
The cafe now allows you to bring in your own food in addition to offering a great selection of food to buy.

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Written by Anisa Raoof