Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Ate My Children....

 Finally, we made it to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.  Since I've had the boys, every year I have wanted to make the trip out to Western Mass to visit it because who hasn't read his stories.
It was only a 1/2 hour from Magic Wings so I figured we were heading south and east to go to my dad's house before going home, so why not stop.  Wonderfully, they accepted AAA and apparently had some Groupon discounts as well.  So for the three of us was just over $15.
Boog was so excited to read to Mudge inside the caterpillar, which was just a little quiet nook with little bench seats inside to explore some books.

The museum itself had three exhibit halls.  One with Eric Carle memorabilia, and two others with works from featured authors Tomi Ungerer and Barbara McClintock.

The boys had to complete a scavenger hunt of things A thru Z found in the artwork, which was a great way to engage them in it.  Then we went to In the Art Studio to make experiment with the color black.

 But alas, it was time to go.  With artwork in hand, and of course a opportunity with the Punch Buggy Caterpillar, we were off.
I am glad we went.  Though we didn't look at everything, like the library and the auditorium movie, we came, we saw, we enjoyed it.

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