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Children's Museum teaming up for Eric Carle exhibit

| Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, 4:45 p.m.

The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Mass., have begun talks to produce a traveling exhibit centered around the works of the famed children's author.

Carle is the author and illustrator of several books, the most famous of which is “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” from 1969. Bill Schlageter, the Children's Museum's director of marketing, says the exhibit is in the very early stages of planning. It will revolve around Carle's books with “very” in the title, which also include the “The Very Lonely Firefly,” “The Very Quiet Cricket,” “The Very Busy Spider” and “The Very Clumsy Click Beetle.”

The exhibit is planned to premiere on June 13, 2015, at the North Side Children's Museum. The museum will be handing out postcards this weekend to “Save the Date” for the opening. It will stay in Pittsburgh next summer and then tour other museums, Schlageter says.

This weekend, the Children's Museum is hosting a variety of Eric Carle-related events, including a costume parade led by a very hungry caterpillar, followed by a reading of the book and free fruit for visitors dressed as their favorite animals at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 and 24 in the Studio. Those who dress as their favorite animal get $3 off regular admission prices of $14, $13 for children and senior. Those 2 and under are free.

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