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My Sesame Street Home Video activity book photos

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Muppet Frog, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Muppet Frog

    Muppet Frog Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have any pictures of the activity books fromthe My Sesame Street Video videos be ause I'm interested in whar they look like?
  2. greenth1ng

    greenth1ng Active Member

    I have scanned the following activity book images onto my computer:
    -I'm Glad I'm Me
    -Getting Ready for School
    -The songbook for Sing Along
    -Big Bird's Favorite Party Games

    I also have two other activity books I have not yet scanned the images for:
    -Learning to Add and Subtract
    -The Best of Ernie and Bert

    The books in the 1986 series (Learning About Letters, Learning About Numbers, Getting Ready to Read, I'm Glad I'm Me, Play-Along Games and Songs, and Bedtime Stories and Song) were illustrated by Joe Mathieu.

    The books in the 1987 series (Getting Ready for School, Learning to Add and Subtract, Sing Along, and Big Bird's Story Time) were illustrated by Joe Ewers.

    The books in the 1988 series (The Alphabet Game, Count It Higher, The Best of Ernie and Bert, and Big Bird's Favorite Party Games) were illustrated by Ron Fritz.

    Here are the images for the Big Bird's Favorite Party Games book:
    Illustrations are by Ron Fritz.

    I will post the rest of the activity book/songbook images when I can.
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  3. greenth1ng

    greenth1ng Active Member

    In fact, I have TWO copies of the Learning to Add and Subtract activity book - one from the original 1987 print, and one from the 1990s reissue print (which I own). (That's right - apparently, it looks like the 1990s reissue prints came with activity books. My copy of the Ernie and Bert activity book comes from the 1990s print, which I have.)
  4. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Can you please, upload the rest? I would love to see more of those My Sesame Street Home Video activity book photos!
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I got Play-Along Games and Songs in 1994, and that had the activity book. Around the same time one of my cousins got Big Bird's Favorite Party Games and that copy had the book as well. One of my local libraries has Learning About Letters with the activity book in the packaging, and it's obviously a 1990s reissue.

    I remember after getting Play-Along Games and Songs I got some more of those releases, which didn't have the activity books, so I'm guessing they were discontinued around 1994. I thought it was interesting how the back packaging on some videos looked different from others (as the activity books were on the back of the unopened videos). Thinking that only the activity books had the back covers presented differently AND had the special covers with Big Bird holding the photos, I was confused that some library copies had Big Bird holding the cover image. I later learned that many of the videos actually had that in the original releases.

    I was a little confused when I saw the inside of the Play-Along Games and Songs activity book list only some of the video, while the back of the packaging (and even the back of the activity books) listed all of the videos (except for A New Baby in My House and The Best of Elmo... In fact it seems the back of those covers also only list the first 14 videos. And then I was at somebody's house, saw that they had an early (probably the original) copy of Play-Along Games and Songs, with different-colored border than I was used to, and with the back cover only listing the first six videos. Around that time I knew that the early ones came out between 1986 and 1988 but wondered how all of the videos could have been listed on all of them.

    Also, all of the videos have numbers in the "proof of purchase" box on the side (the Muppet Wiki page for My Sesame Street Home Video has a list of what number went with each one) but I've occasionally seen copies of some that don't have the proof of purchase box on the side.
  6. greenth1ng

    greenth1ng Active Member

    Do you still have the book for Play-Along Games and Songs, and if so, can you maybe scan the images? If you can't scan the images, can you at least tell me what some of the activities are and what the illustrations associated with them are? I already know that Joe Mathieu did the illustrations.
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Not sure if I'll be able to scan it or if I even still have it. Can't remember much about the book... I recall it having something with Forgetful Jones, remember Little Bird appearing somewhere (despite not being in the video, but then again, the Big Bird's Favorite Party Games book has Prairie Dawn and Betty Lou who don't appear in that video), can't remember if Elmo or Guy Smiley appear, and pretty sure Lefty doesn't appear. I'm thinking it might have some game involving drawing a line.
  8. greenth1ng

    greenth1ng Active Member

    I'm Glad I'm Me:
    Illustrations are by Joe Mathieu.

    Sing Along songbook:
    Illustrations are by Joe Ewers.
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  9. greenth1ng

    greenth1ng Active Member

  10. greenth1ng

    greenth1ng Active Member

    Learning to Add and Subtract (includes covers for both copies I own):
  11. greenth1ng

    greenth1ng Active Member

  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    It was great to see all these scans (and I hadn't realized some more were posted). Seeing the listing of videos on the inside cover of the booklets is interesting. They're not numbered, but the first six is almost in the same order when compared to the number in the proof of purchase box (with the exception of Learning About Numbers and Getting Ready to Read being in reverse order), but then the last six seems to mix each two videos.

    It's also interesting that many of these booklets include images of many characters who don't appear in the video. It's a shame that Biff and Sully weren't illustrated in the Sing-Along activity book. I'm also surprised that Madeline Kahn was llustrated there.
  13. greenth1ng

    greenth1ng Active Member

    It's not over yet. I still have to scan the images for the Ernie and Bert activity book, and I still have to track down the following booklets:

    Learning About Letters
    Learning About Numbers
    Getting Ready to Read
    Play-Along Games and Songs
    Bedtime Stories and Songs
    Big Bird's Story Time
    The Alphabet Game [That one is going to be HARD to find, trust me.]
    Count It Higher songbook
  14. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I remember one time I found a copy of that video at a flea market, and saw that it had the activity book. I didn't buy it because I already had the video.
  15. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Nice pictures you posted up! :)
  16. greenth1ng

    greenth1ng Active Member

    Expect activity book pictures for Learning About Numbers and The Best of Ernie & Bert to be up within the next week or two.
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  17. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Okay. Thanks for the info.
  18. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    I have the booklet for Bedtime Stories & Songs. I'll try to get that scanned and put up here. I also have booklets for Sing Along, Learning To Add & Subtract and Getting Ready for School (but they're already on this page).
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  19. greenth1ng

    greenth1ng Active Member

    Learning About Numbers:
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    greenth1ng Active Member

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