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Favorite Sesame Street Books

Discussion in 'Classic Sesame Street' started by AndyWan Kenobi, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    Hi everyone,

    I was just wondering what some of you remember as your favorite Sesame Street books. When I was little we had a ton of Sesame Street books, and I loved them so much! I would read them over and over. I especially liked

    The Monster at the End of This Book
    Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree
    Grover and the Museum of Everything

    Does anyone else remember these? What are some of your favorites?

    :p :( :grouchy:
  2. Nickrj

    Nickrj New Member

    I remember the Monster At The End Of This Book. The last page used to scare me though because Grover had his hands over his head saying "Oh I am so embarrassed." and it looked like he had long ears all of a sudden.

    Nick Johnson
  3. Pug Lover

    Pug Lover New Member

    I remember The Monster At The End Of This Book.Another one I remember was The Together Book.There was also a storybook version of Who Are The People In Your Nieghborhood?.The only thing I can remember from that book,was Bert getting a haircut at the barber shop,which made him completely bald.Two books I remember having during my childhood days,were Bert's Great Hall Of Inventions,which involved one of the many times that Ernie drove Bert up the wall.The other book I had was The Circle Book,which starred Harry Monster and Cookie Monster.Harry appeared as straight man to Cookie Monster's endless and hilarious greed of eating almost anything that was a circle.Including cookies of course. ;)
  4. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    Grover and the Museum of Everything was a really cool book. Grover was your guide through this museum, and it had some really crazy stuff in it. The only thing I really remember was that Grover kept wanting to see "everything else." At the end of the book, the museum had a sign saying "everything else" over the exit into the rest of the world. I always thought that was neat.

    :)
  5. did you ever have 'i think that it is wonderful' and 'big bird brings spring to sesame street'?i love the cookie tree, and ive got one called oscars book..but its kind of destroyed and i a few pages are missing..i pulled them all out the other day to read them! i also bought a couple really cheap just before xmas..i got elmos adventures in grouchland, brought to you by the letter b and one with ernie and bert telling jokes..i tried to tell my friends i was buying them for my kids when they come along, but theyre really for me, he, hee....
  6. GeeBee

    GeeBee New Member

    These are a few old favorites of mine:

    "The Together Book"

    "Bert's Hall Of Great Inventions"

    "People In Your Neighborhood" (Original one with the big face of Ernie on the whole cover).
  7. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Active Member

    monster at the end of this book was my TOTAL fave! I wonder if they're re-releasing it. I especially loved the last page when grover says "i am so embarrassed." I didn't get the rabbit reference someone else talked about, but if they're re-releasing it, I would buy it on the spot.
  8. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    I'm pretty sure you can still get that book. It's one of those perennial Sesame Street Little Golden Books that stays in print. My mom got me a copy at the Sesame Street General Store about 10 years ago, and I've seen them in stores since.
  9. Crazy31088

    Crazy31088 Member

    I loved "Grover Goes to School" (I think that was the title) sooo much when I was a little kid...if I only knew what happened to my copy...
  10. DointhePigeon

    DointhePigeon New Member

    Don't Forget The Oatmeal

    I always liked Don't Forget The Oatmeal from the Sesame Street Book Club in the early 80's. It's the one where :p and :( go shopping and run into Cookie Monster. After helping Cookie Monster with his shopping, they naturally forget the oatmeal. I know it's around the house somewhere, but it's the one I haven't been able to find. I also liked Alphabet Soup where :p and :( teach Cookie Monster how to make a healthy alphabet soup. Cookie is so hungry at the end, he gobbles down the whole pot. Anyone else remember the book club?


    Edited because my brain is getting fuzzy at the age of 20.
  11. drmusic_99

    drmusic_99 New Member

    I don't really remember the name of it, but does anyone remember something along the lines of "How To Be a Grouch"? It had various tips from Oscar... and the only part I remember specifically was "Coat hangers can be the WORLD'S GROUCHIEST THINGS!" illustrated with Oscar all tangled up in hangers. I also remember the photo on the back cover of Caroll Spinney posing with Oscar.

    Another one that I don't remember the title of had Grover posing in the shape of each letter of the alphabet.
  12. sydmommy

    sydmommy New Member

    I remember when I was kid they had all kinds of different encyclopedia books out there. I used to have the Sesame Street Treasury Collection. I've only got a couple left. Anyone seen any around, or know where I could find any??

    sydmommy :p
  13. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    EBay?! Look there u should be able to find the whole set or Goodwill. I work there so I see alot of old SS books from Book Clubs, Libreay, Treasury, Golden Books, Record Books and Tape Books. Lots and lots of SS books come through there. Thats where I find most of eveything of SS or Mupper related. COME ONE COME ALL TO THE GOODWILL STORE: Where u can find anything relating to SS. Its fun to shop there too.
  14. ceecee

    ceecee Member

    I was a book club member until my mom decided it was getting too expensive. Darn that mom! I remember some including:

    The Sesame Street Pet Show
    When I'm as Big as Freddie
    What Do you Do?

    I still have them all at my parent's house.

    Also enjoy: Don't Cry Big Bird, Ernie's Big Mess, and The Up and Down Book.
  15. Splurge

    Splurge Member

    Didn't Spinney write that book?
  16. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member


    YEP. He did.
  17. EleganceLiberty

    EleganceLiberty New Member

    "The Monster At the End of this Book" > Everything Else

    ^_^
  18. Klonoa

    Klonoa New Member

    Oh yeah, "The Monster at the End of the Book" is a Golden Book classic. I loved it as a kid, and I can make my little brothers giggle with that book today. It's definitely a 'read together' kind of book. I always liked the page where if you turned it over, Grover got crushed by a ton of bricks! HAH HAH HAHHHHH!

    "Grover and the Museum of Everything" was also fun. "Grover's Book of Baby Animals" had some good pictures, too.

    I also belonged to that Sesame Street Book Club as a kid. My favorites were "Don't Forget the Oatmeal." I liked it when Cookie ate the whole cookie aisle and got really fat. Also liked "A Day in the Life of Oscar the Grouch." I always wanted to try that banana and anchovy pizza he ate for lunch, and practicing a trombone in the middle of the night sounds like fun. Wonder if they'd let me join the Grouchketeers? That book club also had some neat books with short stories, puzzles, and poems, too. My favorite was one where Cookie Monster tried to make a poem without the word 'cookie.' Those were some great kids books.

    --Klonoa
  19. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    I've mentioned this one before, but I always loved "Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree." What a great book! Food has always been my favorite subject, so a cookie tree was a dream come true! I was too young to remember, but I've been told that once I brought that book to my dad and asked him to read it. He sat there and read it to himself, while I stood there patiently waiting for the story to begin. My mom had to explain to my dad that I actually wanted him to read it to me (and that I wasn't just trying to share the literature and broaden his horizons). That story still cracks me up, just thinking about my dad sitting there reading it to himself.

    :D
  20. drmusic_99

    drmusic_99 New Member

    Did Spinney also do the illustrations, or was that Michael K. Frith?


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