Not just for children: the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Fame has not distracted Eric Carle from mission to demystify art
Alix Kennedy is walking down a corridor at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, where she is the executive director, when a staffer utters the code phrase. “The Caterpillar is in the house,’’ he tells her, and Kennedy knows that the man himself has arrived: children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle, whose books have sold more than 110 million copies worldwide. His presence at the museum, when publicly known, runs the risk of causing a commotion.