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Eric Carle Postcard Set Giveaway!

Posted on | May 12, 2011 | 94 Comments

**This giveaway is now closed**

To continue celebrating the International Postcard Swap for Families (there are still a few days left in which you can sign up for it – see here for details) I’ve another great and very appropriate giveaway today.

Image from "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth by Eric Carle (Philomel Books, 2002). Reproduced with permission.

The kind folk at none other than The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art have provided two sets of Eric Carle postcards to giveaway to readers of this blog. There is one set of Eric Carle favourites and one set of Eric Carle Animals and Plants up for grabs. Each set contains 35 assorted postcards, all featuring Eric Carle’s art.

Image from 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle (HarperCollins, 2005). Reproduced with permission.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post.

If you want extra chances to win an Eric Carle postcard set you can:

  • Tweet about this giveaway

  • Mention this giveaway on your blog

  • Link to this giveaway from your Facebook page

  • For any of the extra entries to count you must leave a separate comment here on this post saying what extra chance you’ve gone for (eg tweeted about the giveaway etc).

    This giveaway:

  • is open worldwide

  • is open until 6am (UK time) 19th May 2011

  • The winner will be selected randomly with the help of, and announced here on Playing by the book sometime during the day on 19th May. Good Luck!

    In addition, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is offering Playing by the book readers a 15% discount on one entire purchase from their online store. Just use coupon code PLAY2011 at checkout. Offer expires May 19, 2011.

    The online shop is full of gorgeous items! I particularly like their exhibition posters, the Very Books fabric line and the Animals carpet.

    **This giveaway is now closed**

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    94 Responses to “Eric Carle Postcard Set Giveaway!”

    1. Fiona
      May 12th, 2011 @ 6:11 am

      This looks great! Thanks for te giveaway!
      Fiona recently posted..kcwc day 2

    2. Liz
      May 12th, 2011 @ 6:18 am

      These looks lovely, I’m tweeting it now!
      Liz recently posted..The Hungry Thing by Jan Slepian and Ann Seidler- Childrens Book Review and Info

    3. Matt
      May 12th, 2011 @ 6:19 am

      Wow,another great prize!

    4. Katherine A
      May 12th, 2011 @ 6:39 am

      Fantastic. Please count me in.

    5. Katherine A
      May 12th, 2011 @ 6:41 am

      I shared the giveaway link on my fb page

    6. Liz Engan
      May 12th, 2011 @ 6:48 am

      What a great set. Thanks for posting!

    7. sarah broadhurst
      May 12th, 2011 @ 7:02 am

      what a great giveaway – i love eric carle!!

    8. achan
      May 12th, 2011 @ 7:19 am

      It’s been one whole year of The Very Hungry Caterpillar in our house, count us in for a wonderful giveaway!!

    9. Mansi Grover
      May 12th, 2011 @ 7:22 am

      These look so beautiful, also a good way to revive the dying practice of sending postcards. I love postcards. Thanks for this awesome giveaway.
      Mansi Grover recently posted..AROHA

    10. se7en
      May 12th, 2011 @ 7:22 am

      Would you look at all the lovely goodies in that store!!! It is definitely time we crossed the world for a visit!!!

    11. Mansi Grover
      May 12th, 2011 @ 7:31 am

      And I just tweeted about it
      Mansi Grover recently posted..AROHA

    12. Mayra
      May 12th, 2011 @ 7:55 am

      Love his books. I would really really like to win these postcards so I can share them with the families I get to swap.

    13. sheonad
      May 12th, 2011 @ 8:18 am

      we all <3 eric carle – his illustrations are colourful and beautiful and full of such spirit! very much looking forward to the postcard swap

    14. Kirsty
      May 12th, 2011 @ 8:19 am

      Ooo lovely, I hope I win! Also tweeting now, hurrah!

    15. anita
      May 12th, 2011 @ 8:24 am

      :) here is a link to a post i wrote featuring him :) and am going to fb this too and link on my blog. all in separate entries. this time, i’m serious.
      anita recently posted..Drop me a Postcard!

    16. anita
      May 12th, 2011 @ 8:25 am

      sorry forgot post link!
      anita recently posted..Drop me a Postcard!

    17. sheonad
      May 12th, 2011 @ 8:30 am

      have shared it with friends on facebook

    18. sheonad
      May 12th, 2011 @ 8:31 am

      and tweeted too!

    19. Bronwyn
      May 12th, 2011 @ 8:45 am

      These are so great! Thanks for organising a wonderful giveaway. Shared on Facebook and Tweeted!
      Bronwyn recently posted..Facing Challenges

    20. anita
      May 12th, 2011 @ 8:51 am

      on the same post – above – have added a link to this page :)
      anita recently posted..Drop me a Postcard!

    21. susanna
      May 12th, 2011 @ 9:21 am

      beautiful :-)

    22. deborah
      May 12th, 2011 @ 9:30 am

      count me in please!!

    23. Karen S
      May 12th, 2011 @ 9:55 am

      please can i enter

    24. sarah
      May 12th, 2011 @ 10:03 am

      Oh they’re gorgeous. We all love Eric Carle here, his work is iconic. Thanks for the giveaway.
      sarah recently posted..Middle Eastern Orange Cake

    25. anita
      May 12th, 2011 @ 10:12 am

      and finally, fb’d it :) just fyi, we’re a family of eric carle lovers – starting from the hungry caterpilar to others like ‘the mountain that loved a bird’
      anita recently posted..Drop me a Postcard!

    26. Rachelle
      May 12th, 2011 @ 10:18 am

      I love Eric Carle! What a lovely giveaway

    27. Huck Finn
      May 12th, 2011 @ 10:27 am

      This is too good to be true… Is there any other way to win this? sadly I dont have any blog or tweeter account. My oh my! Time has told me.. My old time baby is very fond of Eric Carle and today is her son 8th birthday.. I havent seen her for a very long time. Wish i could send her this postcard sometime soon… but anyhow if didn’t happen to pick an Indonesian guy like me.. Its a must for me to buy the postcard set somehow… =]’

    28. choxbox
      May 12th, 2011 @ 10:59 am


    29. Gail Terp
      May 12th, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

      I WANT these cards! :-)
      Gail Terp recently posted..Vocabulary Building Ideas for Reluctant Readers

    30. Gail Terp
      May 12th, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

      Tweeting now!
      Gail Terp recently posted..Vocabulary Building Ideas for Reluctant Readers

    31. Maria Lourdes Ladrido
      May 12th, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

      Wow! How I’d love to get those cards!

    32. Alex Baugh
      May 12th, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

      I love Eric Carle and his books and so do the kids. When my daughter was in college, she was near the Eric Carle Museum. If anyone is ever near Amherst, MA, even if it means a slight detour, it is well worth a visit.
      Alex Baugh recently posted..Ghostscape by Joe Layburn

    33. Sandra
      May 12th, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

      At home, children and adults, we love Eric Carle. If we touch postcards, would frame tables for the reading room.

    34. JRoberts
      May 12th, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

      Love him!

      Thanks for the chance to win some amazing art. (do we have to give them away to people if we win?! :D)
      JRoberts recently posted..Flowers

    35. sandhya
      May 12th, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

      Hmmm! Eric Carle. Staking my claim too!

    36. Charity
      May 12th, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

      We love Eric Carle around here – count us in, please! :)
      Charity recently posted..Yarn Along

    37. Even in Australia
      May 12th, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

      These are beautiful. I’d love to win them!

    38. Silvia
      May 12th, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

      More postcards! How lovely! Hope I am more lucky this time!

    39. Kosharem Scherschel
      May 12th, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

      We would love to get them!!

    40. Damyanti
      May 12th, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

      Fab postcards

    41. Tiffany overby-Story
      May 12th, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

      I LOVE ERIC CARLE!!!!!!!!!!
      THANKS for this fun offer. I await the swap!

    42. Darpana Athale
      May 12th, 2011 @ 11:17 pm

      Would loveeeeeeee to have an Eric Carle postcard… am going to tweet, as well as put up on FB. :)))

    43. Darpana Athale
      May 12th, 2011 @ 11:28 pm

      have also added it to my stumbleupon page…

    44. Amanda
      May 12th, 2011 @ 11:30 pm


    45. Erin W.
      May 13th, 2011 @ 12:55 am

      What awesome postcards! Would love to win a set. I’ve mentioned the giveaway on Twitter (@ErinWalk)

    46. NutellaNutterson
      May 13th, 2011 @ 4:09 am

      I love Eric Carle’s art!

    47. Sarah
      May 13th, 2011 @ 9:53 am

      I would love a set of these postcards.
      At Living Paintings we have a number of Eric Carle books in our library for blind children and adults. The Very Hungry Caterpillar and From Head to Toe are two of our most popular titles.
      Sarah recently posted..Spring Newsletter 2011

    48. Mo
      May 13th, 2011 @ 10:19 am

      Found you via Living Paintings. What a wonderful site! And a marvellous giveaway, I’m hopping over to the webiste now, thanks for the link.
      I shall retweet Living Paintings tweet.
      Mo recently posted..Blackthorn Winter

    49. Malavika
      May 13th, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

      Fantastic…we love the books and have been inspired to create collages. I would love to have some of Eric Carle’s postcards- what a great idea!!

      Just tweeted…
      Celebrating the International Postcard Swap for Families– Eric Carle Postcard Set Giveaway!


    50. SAU Library
      May 13th, 2011 @ 2:26 pm

      We have all of Carle’s books in our library…
      It would be wonderful to have a set of post cards in our collection- which can be shared with children..a great inspiration to read and create their art…

      And yes we tweeted the give away at @SAULib.

    51. Ellen
      May 13th, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

      One of my favorite artists- and one of my favorite museums! I’d love to have these to send to my students.

    52. Erin Mawn
      May 13th, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

      count me in! I’d love a set of these postcards!

    53. Kate Slater
      May 13th, 2011 @ 7:10 pm

      Ooooh I’d LOVE to win these, as a collage illustrator and owner of a much loved (and sellotaped) copy of The Hungry Caterpillar these Eric Carle has always inspired me!

    54. Lisa Sunbury
      May 13th, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

      Love sharing Eric Carle’s books with young friends (I’m a nanny, and toddler teacher.)Wrote a blog post to share Slowly, Slowly, Slowly Said The Sloth, with parents. Will be visiting the museum for the first time this month, from California. Can’t wait!

    55. Emily Curtin
      May 13th, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

      Great giveaway!

    56. katie klein
      May 13th, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

      So cute I would love to win!

    57. Rose Ann
      May 13th, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

      What a fun idea! :)

    58. Rose Ann
      May 13th, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

      shared on facebook as well!

    59. Rose Ann
      May 13th, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

      and twittered too!

    60. jennifer
      May 13th, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

      count me in! Love Eric Carle and the Museum! Wish we didn’t live so far away…. :)


    61. jennifer
      May 13th, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

      Just shared on my Facebook page!!

    62. Sandie Sing
      May 13th, 2011 @ 10:36 pm

      Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?

      I see Eric Carle giving post cards to a blogger he sees!

    63. Margaret Smith
      May 13th, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

      As an art teacher I would love to have the postcards for class.

    64. Sara
      May 13th, 2011 @ 11:10 pm

      They look wonderful framed (IKEA has nice frames that hold 3 so you can arrange them)

    65. lauren
      May 14th, 2011 @ 3:18 am

      would love to win this! we drove from NC to MA in 2009 to meet eric carle at his museum! it is a beautiful place, and the museum store is wonderful! <3

    66. Rita Painter
      May 14th, 2011 @ 3:42 am

      My school LOVES Eric Carle! If I win I will frame these beautiful cards and display them in my library! Keeping my fingers crossed in Texas!! :)

    67. Rita Painter
      May 14th, 2011 @ 3:45 am

      Just shared this on my FB page…

    68. Rachel McInnes
      May 14th, 2011 @ 3:55 am

      I know who I will share them with!!

    69. Lucy A.
      May 14th, 2011 @ 6:04 am

      Eric Carle is my hero :)

    70. Sarah Tuttle
      May 14th, 2011 @ 11:35 pm

      What a great idea!
      Sarah Tuttle recently posted..Stephen Savage at the Eric Carle Museum

    71. LifetimeReader
      May 15th, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

      These are fabulous! My young nephew would love getting notes from me on them.

    72. bakingteacher
      May 15th, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

      What a super cute give away, I am in lol!
      bakingteacher recently posted..Interview with Eva Ibbotson’s son

    73. Barbara
      May 15th, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

      Yes please! My nephew is obsessed with his books!

    74. Barbara
      May 15th, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

      I have just FBed it!

    75. Barbara
      May 15th, 2011 @ 1:39 pm
    76. Chocoralie
      May 15th, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

      Ah such a big fan of the artist!

    77. Lisa B
      May 15th, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

      Eric Carle’s books are pure joy.

    78. Colleen Ferrante
      May 16th, 2011 @ 2:42 am

      Took my class to the Eric Carle Museum back in 2003. It was a two hour bus ride to get there from NH but the kids loved it! We even made our own tissue paper creations and turned them into T-Shirts!

    79. Murfmensch
      May 16th, 2011 @ 2:57 am

      This museum has done so much to help me get over a distant move.

    80. liveotherwise
      May 16th, 2011 @ 9:11 am

      Ooh, what a lovely giveaway! I shall tweet it as well.
      liveotherwise recently posted..Silent Sunday 15 May 2011

    81. liveotherwise
      May 16th, 2011 @ 9:16 am

      tweeted as liveotherwise
      liveotherwise recently posted..Silent Sunday 15 May 2011

    82. liveotherwise
      May 16th, 2011 @ 9:16 am

      and shared on fb :)
      liveotherwise recently posted..Silent Sunday 15 May 2011

    83. LouiseH
      May 16th, 2011 @ 9:35 am

      Retweeted the giveaway. Would love to win. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of my favourites!
      LouiseH recently posted..LouiseH- Sure do! RT @playbythebook- Dont you just love Eric Carles books Win a set of his postcards here http-bitly-lzRfQu

    84. Alison
      May 16th, 2011 @ 9:52 am

      Wow, they look gorgeous!
      Alison recently posted..A day in pictures

    85. Alison
      May 16th, 2011 @ 9:53 am

      I’ve shared it on FB too.
      Alison recently posted..A day in pictures

    86. Paige Cunningham
      May 16th, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

      What a fabulous way to spread color around the world! Teaching Eric inspired art at camp this summer!! The postcards would be fun way to keep in touch with pen pals, friends…. Thanks for the chance!

    87. Paige Cunningham
      May 16th, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

      I just shared it on my Facebook page!

    88. laurie f
      May 16th, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

      We love the Eric Carle! Planning a “secret getaway” for my family to come up and visit! Love his artwork…always have!!

    89. laurie f
      May 16th, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

      Linked the contest to my FB page!! :)

    90. ne-knopka
      May 16th, 2011 @ 1:21 pm

      Looks great!

    91. ne-knopka
      May 16th, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

      shared on fb-!/permalink.php?story_fbid=184702541578285&id=100000397851099

    92. ally
      May 17th, 2011 @ 6:51 am

      what a gorgeous prize
      great site
      love the post card swap idea


    93. virjmummy
      May 17th, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

      My son is crazy about these drawings, thanks to his aunty an oncle who lives in liverpool !
      maybe I will have a little chance to win ?!!

    94. jennifer northrup
      May 18th, 2011 @ 2:48 am

      I would love love love to win!!

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