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Speechless: The Art Of Wordless Picture Books At The Eric Carle Museum

Suzy Lee, Illustration for Wave (Chronicle Books). Collection of the artist. © 2008 Suzy Lee.
Suzy Lee
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Suzy Lee
Suzy Lee, Illustration for Wave (Chronicle Books). Collection of the artist. © 2008 Suzy Lee.

There is a new exhibit - The Art of Wordless Picture Books – at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts. Wordless picture books take center stage in The Carle’s new exhibition on view through December 5th.

Artist and author David Wiesner, who has won six Caldecott citations, five of which were awarded for his tour-de-force wordless picture books, has traded in his paints and brushes to curate the exhibition.

Wiesner celebrates masters of the craft, including some of the artists who influenced his own remarkable career. He presents a 90-year history of graphic storytelling and examines how the wordless genre for children developed over time. The exhibition traces the form’s emergence from the shadows of mainstream publishing to its enthusiastic embrace by the public today.

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.