famous for The Very Hungry Caterpillar
and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do you
See?, Eric Carle is a renowned designer, illustrator, and writer of
children's books. Throughout his career, he's managed to illustrate more than
70 books, many of which he also wrote. And on September 21st, this distinctive
artist is making his way to the Berkshires for a book signing.
Located at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, this non-profit
organization centers around Carle's passion and love for picture books. Visitors
can scope the shelves for peeks at some of their favorite picture books while
also viewing illustrations from around the world. Its collection, now totaling
more than 10,000, includes celebrated writers like Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) and Nancy
Ekholm Burkert (Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs) among others.
Picture book enthusiasts can come and meet the man himself during this exclusive
event. Carle will begin signing books at 10:00am, though members may enter up
to an hour in advance. Ticket holders can have Carle sign up to three books per
person, so be sure to purchase your favorite picture books of Carle's beforehand.
This is a ticketed event, but admission is free with the purchase of a museum
ticket. Adult are $9 while youth, students, teachers, and seniors are $6. So buy
a book, grab a friend, and come meet the notorious Eric Carle at his namesake
museum; for picture book fanatics, this is an event you surely won't want to