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Favorite Sesame Street Books

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

  1. Link Hogthrob

    Link Hogthrob Well-Known Member

    No, Spinney did the illustrations too...somebody mentioned this earlier, but there is a wonderful picture of both Spinney and Oscar popping out of the trashcan on the back cover of the book!
  2. drmusic_99

    drmusic_99 Active Member

    It's funny, but even at that young age I picked up on a little inside joke Spinney sneaked in there... there's a picture of a movie theatre, with the marquee reading "The Grouch that Ate Racine" -- Racine, Wisconsin, of course, being the headquarters of the Western Publishing Company. :)
  3. DancingLauren

    DancingLauren Member

    "Grover Sleeps Over"
    "Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree"
    "I Wanna Go Home" (starring Big Bird)

    Also the one where Oscar keeps telling everyone to go away. :)
  4. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Yay! Another fan of "Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree!" By the way, DancingLauren, I love your avatar! It's awesome!! :p :(
  5. wocka woack

    wocka woack New Member

    I remember "Don't forget the oatmeal"! It was one of my favorite books! I had almost every book from the Sesame Street Library! One of my favorites was one called All by myself or i can do it or something like that were earnie learned how to do different things like get dressed and tie his shoes all by himself.. What great books!
  6. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Well-Known Member

    Favorite SS book

    Definately The Monster at the End of This Book,was my favorite.Actually my brother owned it,I used to go into his room and read it when he went out to play. :halo:
  7. Sunrise

    Sunrise Active Member

    Sesame Street Library

    I still have all thirteen volumes of the SS Library. They are one of my most prized possessions. I remember sitting on my bed at the age of four, reading one after the other (yes, FOUR, because SS taught me to read early!). I loved the continuing stories like the "Penelope" series where Bert was Penelope and Ernie kept getting him in and out of all these dangerous situations. Those books were marvelous because they read just like watching an episode of the show - all these short stories, rhymes, illustrations, and one-page "ads" compiled into one book under an overarching theme of a certain letter and number. Now that the format is changed, it's wonderful to go back to these books and remember how they REALLY were - particularly as they are full of the characters and muppets that are no longer on the show. And there is a refreshing lack of a certain little Red Menace with an irritating giggle.
  8. ceecee

    ceecee Well-Known Member

    I was at my husband's grandma's for Easter this weekend, and she had a bunch of the old Sesame Street Book Club books out for the grandkids. It's so funny because the characters are so outdated. Like Rodeo Rosie. Remember her? She's in "The Sesame Street Pet Show," a favorite of mine from when I was a kid.

    Also, does anybody remember a SS cookbook from the late '70's? My mother-in-law got a copy at a thrift store for my husband when he went off to college. It's really cool, with fun and easy recipes for kids. And it shows David and Maria hanging out together.
  9. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

    I love all of the SS books. I have alot (since I work at Goodwill) and I see SS stuff every so oftened. The same as Sunrise I love those SS Library. I love them so much I have all of them too but one of my favorites is "Monster at the end of this book!" That is one of my favorites of all times. I'm glad I have 2 or 3 of the same book just in different years. I'm glad there still making SS golden books. Glad to have learned off of Sesame Street on how to read. Thanks SS for teaching and giving such great books to read as children.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I feel the ultimate SS book experiance is Oscar's How to be a Grouch. Since Spinney did the Illustrations and the writing, it's the closest you'll get to the actual Muppet writing a book. Not much of a plot, but I feel that this is the best SS book ever produced.

    I also like, if you count it, Spinney's Autobiography The Wisdom of Big Bird and the Dark Musings of Oscar the Grouch. Never actually read it much, since It was signed.

    Been meaning to get another copy!
  11. dcfboss

    dcfboss Well-Known Member

    i always loved "Grover's Bad Awful Day"
  12. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    What's that one about?
  13. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    I remember liking the Sesame Street ABC Storybook where it featured stories like Bert and the Beanstalk where Bert took a bunch of bottlecaps from a giant. The Terrible Tickler whose a western bad guy who goes around tickling innocent people! And Guy Smiley hosting name that G word.

    I also liked Cookie Monster and the Cookie Tree too. Whenver I read that book as a kid, I always imagined Jerry Nelson voicing that witch and Richard Hunt doing the Cookie Tree.

    And one called The King's Cauliflower Castle. Where a King wanted the biggest castle in the world and ordered his royal carpenter Biff to build it. But it was so big, it covered the entire kingdom of Cauliflower. I've always imagined Jim Henson voicing that king.
  14. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I remember a really cool book where the Count was hosting a birthday part for himself in his castle. I remember it especially because the cake had so many layers! It was absolutely huge, yet cut like a regular cake (so that each piece was a big tower). Food was always one of the most important things to me, and that's still the one illustration from the book that sticks out in my mind.

    Now I'm hungry for cake!

  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I think I have that one with a record... was it, "the Count counts a party?"
  16. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's the one. Thanks! :) :) :)
  17. salemfan

    salemfan Well-Known Member

    As a youngster, I was extremely fond of, "Wanted:The Great Cookie Thief", a Cookie Monster story set in the Wild West. He is stealing all the cookies in town, and the sheriff is looking for clues of him. When the sheriff has all 4 clues and tries to arrest Cookie Monster, Cookie says he doesn't have the same mustache and secretly draws one in the picture. The people think they were wrong, but soon Cookie Monster spills out all the stolen cookies from his hat, which says he is.....Oooh! THE GREAT COOKIE THIEF! Then he runs away. I originally had this on VHS, then I bought it in book form on eBay. I used to imagine myself in this story when I was at nursery school, play group, or any other place where I went to play with kids in a group.
  18. salemfan

    salemfan Well-Known Member

  19. Cheebo

    Cheebo Well-Known Member

  20. Krazedmuppet

    Krazedmuppet Well-Known Member

    Definetly Monster at the end of the book, and im partial to the Sesame Street Library (the OLD ones) and just, any of the old ones, I have quite a collection (I get them for grage sales and thrift stores) I also like the one "Bed Time Stories" printed I think in 69 or 70

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