Jim Henson: Young Puppeteer (2000)
Published by Simon & Schuster. Written by Leslie Gourse. Illustrated by Robert S. Brown. Paperback, 192 pages.
One book in a series of other "Famous Americans", this biography is geared toward the 9 to 12 age range. Primarily focusing on Jim Henson's early career and his first work with puppets, this book takes the reader from Jim's birth to Sesame Street and beyond.
Published by C & T Publishing. Developmental Editors: Barbara Konzak Kuhn and Lauren Attinello. Jim Henson Company Editor: Kylie Foxx. Technical Editor: Joan Cravens. Illustrated by Aliza Kahn. Softcover, 112 pages.
Here's a unique opportunity for quilters of all skill levels to create patterns based on their favorite Muppet characters-Kermit, Miss Piggy, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, and their other pals. Fifteen patterns to applique as quilt blocks make wonderful projects for families, friends, co-workers, neighbors, members of a social club, or students in a classroom to work on together. The blocks are compatible in size, so mix-and-match patterns can be devised as personalized quilts for any occasion.
Muppets on the Road Sticker Stories (2000)
Published by Grosset and Dunlap. Written by Grosset & Dunlap. Illustrated by Rick Brown. Paperback, 16 pages.
Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang are heading off on a Muppet style road trip across America, from New York City to the Grand Canyon. Includes full-color illustrations and stickers.
Designs and Doodles: A Muppet Sketchbook (2001)
Published by Henry N. Abrams. Written by Alison Inches. Hardcover, 128 pages.
For those who saw Jim Henson's advertisements and appearances on late-night shows, this book is a reminder of how much he truly changed television. "Designs and Doodles" is overflowing with drawings about the thinking process of a powerful designer. The book ends in 1976, when "The Muppet Show" began its first season. Many wonderful character sketches are featured throughout.
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