Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Sesame Street!

Have you ever forgotten the birthday of a friend? That's how I felt when I realized I had missed the anniversary of Sesame Street! Sesame Street turned 40 on November 10. Feel nostalgic and want to celebrate? Maybe your child is just starting to become interested in Big Bird? Here are some suggested titles to help you "get to Sesame Street."

For adults, check out Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street by Michael Davis. 123 Sesame Street, A Celebration by Louise Gikow is another option. Both titles give you information about how the show began, with 123 Sesame Street taking you behind the scenes as to how the muppets are made, how they move, and how they speak.

For children I'd suggest that you check out the CD section. We have some great Sesame Street music that would be perfect to move along and dance to. I just discovered Sesame Street Playground. It's has music from the different international versions of Sesame Street. You can listen to the USA version of Elmo's Song, and then listen to the China version of Rubber Duckie. Or what about the CD Silly Songs? With songs like "I'm Proud to Be a Cow" and "The Transylvania Polka" this would be a great CD to listen to in the car!

When I was a kid one of my favorite books was The Monster At the End of This Book by Jon Stone. It features Grover pleading with readers not to keep turning the pages of the book because with each turn of the page you get closer to the end, and at the end of the book is a monster! The funny part is finding out who's waiting at the end of the book.

Who is your favorite Sesame Street character? Click on comments to let us know. Meanwhile, stop by the second floor information desk and we'd be happy to suggest other books, CDs, and DVDs for your family.


  1. Cookie Monster! C is for Cookie! That's good enough for me! Sesame Street is so much fun. I think I appreciate the humor more as I get older.

  2. Big Bird. He was always so kind and gentle to everyone. My sister always loved Mr. Snuffleuffagus (sp?).

  3. Thanks for your comment! I love that Cookie Monster is all about cookies. "C is for Cookie" is a super catchy song! My favorite character is the Count. He cracks me up every time, and I love finding out what the number of the day is.


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