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The Eric Carle Museum, Talk

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Cece Bell’s Musical Power Hour

April 28, 2024 at 2 – 2:45 pm

Free with Museum admission

Get ready for drawing, music, dancing, and music videos—we will have so much fun!

Cece Bell will discuss her new book, Animal Albums from A to Z! From the inimitable creator of El Deafo, this all-ages alphabet book is also a hand-wrought, high-fidelity, hilariously tongue-in-cheek homage to the golden days of album cover art, while also reminding us of just how much music can mean to everyone.

This quirky ABC book draws on Cece Bell’s personal collection of albums, memorabilia, and lyrics dating between 1944 and 1984, the heyday of album design. With wry, witty text, silly and sumptuous sound play, and biographical end matter on all twenty-six musical acts, the book commands and stands up to repeated readings. Bright, zany art—all painted and lettered by hand—a stellar design, and an album-size trim make it a collector’s item in its own right, sure to grace the coffee tables of vinyl- and design-loving adults even as it tickles young funny bones.

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make the event? You may reserve signed books online.

Cece Bell, Cover illustration for Animal Albums from A to Z (Walker Books US). ©2024 Cece Bell. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.


April 28
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT


The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 W Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002
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(413) 658-1100
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