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New book of Jim Henson's Wisdom due in September

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, May 8, 2005.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

  2. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    I'll be buying this book. I know that much. Can't wait. I'm still working on getting "Muppets Works" and "Muppets of Men" books.
  3. Animal

    Animal New Member

    Sounds and looks like an interesting book. I´ll be checking it out for sure! :)

    -Hans :halo:
  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I may go to Amazon.co.uk and pre-order this just as soon as I get my tips for this month from the hotel. It looks to be very exciting, and a constnt sorce of MC signitures!
  5. erniebert1234ss

    erniebert1234ss Active Member

    This sounds like the most awesome book in ages!!!

    I CANNOT WAIT!!!!

    I'll have my beloved Mommy preorder it! (what, no Grover smiley?)

    BJ
  6. christyb

    christyb New Member

    Nice, my only question is...Why on earth was this not out when I was doing all that research on him and the muppeteers? Oh well, a definate add if I have the money.
  7. ftnpro

    ftnpro Member

    Why, oh why, did they have to use that FAKE photo of Jim Henson on the cover? We all know he was originally holding a Bert puppet, not Kermit. It's inside the back cover of "The Works," isn't it? It's bad enough that I'll have to look at the FAKE every time I buy a sheet of Muppet stamps... which will be quite often.

    Are we supposed to believe there are NO appropriate photos of Jim Henson out there? C'mon, there are hundreds to choose from. But someone out there wished Jim had been sitting there with Kermit. Once they put a fake photo on the cover, I start to wonder if the quotes inside are genuine.

    Is this a book about Jim Henson or about what someone else wishes he was like? I don't think we need to falsify Jim Henson's legacy. I like the real thing, warts and all (apologies to Kermit).

    Oh yeah, I'm looking forward to the book. And the stamps.
  8. zeldazipple

    zeldazipple New Member

    Awsome! Awsome! I'll be defantly lookinf for that book when it comes out. Sounds like a real rare treasure. :excited:
  9. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    The book and CD are on my shopping list :excited:
  10. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Active Member


    I agree with you. Knowing that in the original picture he wasn't holding Kermit, it's kind of dissapointing. But someone out there is trying, at least. We'll make it our duty to read the book, and not just judge it by it's cover (hee, that metaphor has never been so fitting).
  11. tomahawk

    tomahawk Member

    Got mine today. Great book. It was much needed and came out just in time. :)
  12. amiki chan

    amiki chan Member

    Got my copy yesterday. I haven't had the time to sit down and read it but Jim Henson is not on the cover of the book. Only a picture of Kermit is on the front and the book is really small. Only a little larger than a cd case. ;)
  13. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Oooh! Is it out already!!!

    And why no picture...that'll teach you people for complaining!
  14. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    Just got mine--I've only gotten to flip through it, but I'm glad to have it. It looks like a really nice little collection.
  15. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    How much did you pay for the book and/or cd? I am trying to decide whether I should buy it myself now or wait til my birthday/Christmas. My birthday is on December 8th. So many times I will buy things and then I when it comes closer to December I can't think of anything I want. Since I already have Fraggle Rock and Muppet Show season 1 set, that strikes them off the list. Same goes for the first set of Sesame figures. I feel so torn. Are the cd and book 2 separate? Are they of the same stuff? Maybe I can get the book and then wait on the cd. Aaaaaaaaaaahhh!! :eek: :zany: What should I do?
  16. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member

    Okay... so the (not yet released) audio cd version has the cover picture of Jim Henson holding the puppet in sillouette. The book is green with Kermits face.
  17. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    It's great to see something as specialist as this actually being able to get published nowadays, and great to see that Cheryl had a big hand in it.
  18. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    I think I paid $16 or $17 for the book. I didn't know there was a CD!
  19. BEAR

    BEAR Active Member


    Yeah there is a cd coming along too but it has not been released yet. I dunno if it is just a recorded version of the book, but I think there is recording of Jerry Nelson and others talking.
  20. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Active Member

    It's not easy being green...

    I've looked through Jim Henson's book at work(not the same cover as posted in Phillip's article).I'm definately going to buy it when I can get a chance.The book is full of performers quotes,songs,inspiring antidotes.Highly recommend this as a new addition to any muppet fan.:excited:


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