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Favorite Sesame Street Books

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

  1. Mark The Shark

    Mark The Shark Well-Known Member

    "The Monster At The End Of This Book" is really the only one I remember, but I remember it very fondly. So fondly, in fact, that a couple years ago, I picked up a brand new copy of it and read it again for the first time in probably 30 years. It's still available, although I noticed that it's published by a different company (it originally was a "Little Golden Book").
  2. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Oh wow, the Cookie Thief book. Awesome! I haven't thought of that in years and years!
  3. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    Just recently, I was in a bookstore and I came across a sequel called, Another Monster at the end of this Book. And it featured Grover and Elmo. It was basically the same story, only Grover was begging Elmo not to keep turning the pages.
  4. Klonoa

    Klonoa Well-Known Member

    Hm, that doesn't seem quite as fun to me. I remember the original being so fun because it was pretty interactive (for a book). Grover was telling YOU to not turn the pages, not telling Elmo. But oh well, guess I should read the book before judging it, huh? Does Elmo get crushed by a ton of bricks like Grover in the first book?

    The kids do like Elmo. Sesame Street should be all about doing what the kids like, I guess.
  5. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    I can't remember the book too much since I read it only once. But what I think I remember is Grover keeps being the victim while Elmo innocently stays calm.
  6. MJTaylor

    MJTaylor Well-Known Member

    Between my brothers and me, we had quite a lot of Sesame Street books, including a lot of the ones already mentioned. One book that no-one has mentioned was one we didn't have, but nevertheless, when I read it at a friend's house, it stuck in the memory for all time. It was called The Great Sesame Street ABC Hunt, and was one of those books you could order and have your child's name in it. Anyone out there familer with that book?
  7. fozziefan

    fozziefan Active Member


    I've always loved those books too. Grover and the Everything in the Whole Wide World Museum was always a fave. I never belonged to the book club, but I'm slowly accumulating a set from Goodwill. The problem is, I don't know how many books are in the set. Everywhere I look on ebay, there's another book from the set that I've never heard of. The other day I just added "A Day in the Life of Oscar the Grouch" and "The House That Biff Built" to my collection.

    Katie (fozziefan)
  8. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    Maybe Grover's fears weren't so unfounded after all. Maybe Elmo was the monster that he was so frightened of meeting because he would give him competition.
  9. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    I think my favorites will always be the Time Life books from 1970 that showed actually photos from the first season. They'd add different dialogue in the book. In "The Sesame Street Book Of People and Things", Gordon comes up to Mr. Hooper at his store and says, "Hey, Mr. Hooper, you're one of the people in the neighborhood." I've often wondered what reaction I'd get if I went to my local convenience store and told the cashier, "You're one of the people in the neighborhood."
  10. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    Speaking of "Grover and the Everything In The Whole Wide World Museum," did anyone ever notice that in The Hall Of Very, Very Heavy Things, Roosevelt Franklin seems to be driving a BRITISH trailer truck? The steering wheel is on the right hand side.
  11. Dantecat

    Dantecat Well-Known Member

    That's True Gee Bee.I don't have a favorite SS Book at all.One of my favorites are The SS Cookbook.
  12. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Well-Known Member

    Suck up...

    I don't remember half the books being mentioned. But I DO know that the SS book club is still kicking! Go to www.ctwbooks.com and see what I'm talking about. I apologize in advance for the bad link, my memory's a bit fuzz-y today.

    Edit: VERY Fuzz-y. BEEP the memory.

  13. Speaking of SS books......does anyone know if there is a book or books out there containing episode guides for the show? I know my sister is big into tv and she has episode books on all her favorite tv shows which explain what happened in the show, guest stars etc. I would love to have an episode guide book for every SS ever aired....or at least the old ones. If there are books like this out there, does anyone know where I could get one? :p :(
  14. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    I doubt there is a full episode guide book for Sesame Street, since there are something like 4000 episodes now. They used to produce a lot more per season, so even in the early days you're looking at a ton of material. I would think that your best bet would be to look for an online resource rather than a print book.

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