The worlds in children books can be a magical place to visit, and stay for a while ...
To appreciate "Sesame Street" know Jim Henson
The Sesame Street Library series is all about learning, and teaching children about ABC's, counting, and the wonderful world around them. It is a magical adventure. To appreciate "Sesame Street" you to know some of the history of Jim Henson. He was the creator of this magical world of Muppets. Jim began developing his magical puppets while he was attending high school. His frist creation of puppets characters were called "Sam and Friends". Jim was a freshman in college when he stated a short comedy show with puppets. Jim Henson graduated with a degree in home economics, his first production after college was a coffee advertisement, he soon developed and worked on some experimental films. Jim Henson founded the Muppets, Inc., in the Summer of 1958, this became know and the Jim Hinson's "Muppets" ...
The Amazing Artwork in Volume One is Magical
Big Bird is one of the main Sesame Street Characters
Big Bird is one of the main characters of Sesame Street, not only on the children's television show but also in hundreds of publication; Big Bird is well over eight-foot tall bright yellow bird. He loves to roller skate, dance, sing, write poetry, and ice skate. Big bird has an amazing list of other talents and is best know for singing the alphabet. Big Bird lives in a large nest in the Sesame Street neighborhood.
Part One, The Sesame Street Library, Volume One, 1978,
In the First Volume we learn about A and B and the Number One
We have an "A" story ... "Once upon a time, in a far-away kingdom, there lived a queen named Queen Agatha, One day, Queen Agatha called all the knights of the kingdom to the throne room and spoke ... I love things that began with A"
"Knights of the kingdom," announced Queen Agatha, "I love things that began with A. Whoever can bring me something that begins with the letter Q will be rewarded handsomely. Perhaps the winner will dance with me at the royal party tonight."
We also have the Princess and the Cookie, "In a castle on a mountain there was once a friendly King, and he would have been quite happy but for one annoying thing; what upset him was a problem that disturbed him night and day: it was how to find a husband for his daughter Princess Kay" ...
Part Two, The Sesame Street Library, Volume One, 1978,
Bert and the Beanstalk, A Magical Story in Volume One.
"B b, Bert and the Beanstalk", "Once upon a time, there lived a boy named a Bert. One day Bert traded the family bicycle for a bag of magic beans. But burt's buddy, Ernie, looked in the bag and said, "Beans? Blah! How boring." And he threw the boring beans out the back window. Immediately, the beans began to bloom. By breakfast, they had blossomed into a big, beautiful beanstalk. When Ernie saw the beanstalk he said, "Look. A big, beautiful beanstalk. That's really boring." But Bert wasn't a bit bored. "I feel brave!" Bert bellowed. So he bounded up the beanstalk. Up, up up went Bert, beyond the bean blossoms, beyond the birds, beyond the blue ... until he came to a big black building." And you will have to read the rest of the story in Volume One of the Sesame Street Library ....
Wonderful Photo Art of Charles P. Rowen
Bert's Bath, Volume One of the Sesame Street Library
Bert's Bath, anther great story in volume one of the Sesame Street Library ... Here is a small transcript to sample " Hey, Bert," sand Ernie one bright sunny day. "Let's go out and play some football." "Ernie, I can't go play football," said Bert. "Can't you see I'm going to take a bath now? I can't play football." "Gee, Bert," said Ernie, "you don't have everything you need to take a bath. You need 1 more thing" "Yes!" said Ernie. "You need 1 rubber duckie to keep you company. Here it is."
Wait a second, Bert," Ernie said. "I forgot. You'll need 1 more thing in your bath. You might get hungry, so here is 1 sandwich for you to eat." "A sandwich?" cried Bert. "How can I eat a sandwich in the bathtub?"
"You're right," said Ernie. "You'll need 1 more thing. You don't want to get crumbs in the tubby ... so you will need 1 table to eat you sandwich on." You will have to read the rest of the story in volume one to see how fare Ernie is going to take this to make Bert play football with him ...
In Volume One, you can Read about Oscar's Worst Day
This is a story of Oscar the Grouch, and this is the day he hates the most, clean up day on Sesame Street. Everybody is getting ready to clean up Sesame Street. It is awful. They sweep all the nice dirt off the sidewalks, they pick up all the wonderful, yuccky trash that is lying around, they get rid of all the old tin cans and paper on the street, then do you know where they put all that stuff. In the trash cans! You know some things about Clean-Up day are not so bad if you happen to live in a trash can that is ...
Hey, Bert this was a Great Book, wasn't it?
Part One, The Sesame Street Library, Volume Two, 1978
Beautiful Illustrated Poem by Cookie Monster
In the Sesame Street Library, Volume Two, you have a lot of magical work. This volume is featuring the letters C and D and the number two ... You will see a beautiful illustrated poem by Cookie Monster, "C A poem by Cookie Monster ...C is for Cookies. Me like them a bunch. Me crunch them for dinner and breakfast and lunch. And then there are crumbs. Cookie crumbs are so yummy! Me sweep them off table and into my tummy. Did you know the word carton begins with a C? That's the box cookies come in. IT taste good to me! Well, that's all the C words me got for today. Me get in my car now and me drive away. Hey, wait! Boy that's neat! Me thought me had run out of C things to eat. CRUNCH! CRUNCH! CRUNCH! Tasty - but not as good as cookie! Bye-bye!
Sesame Street, Grover & Betty Lou, Plumbers
The Perils of Penelope, staring Bert and Ernie
The Perils of Penelope, staring Bert and Ernie ... This is the The Sesame Street Library Volume Two is the first issue with the 'Perils of Penelope' Here is a brief transcript ... "One morning, Penelope was safe and snug inside her cottage. Hurry up, Bert. The story's beginning. Oh, why do I always have to be Penelope? Then Penelope went outside. Don't worry, Bert. See? All you have to do is step outside. Oh, is that all? that's not so bad. Unfortunate, Penelope had walked between two charging rhinoceroses. Aieeee! Ernie! Rhinoceroses! Itn't this exciting, Bert? Wait'll you see what happens on the next page. ... Where's my hat? Fortunately, a Young-Hero-Crane-Operator came along and used his crane to flit Penelope up to higher ground." And there is so much more ...
The Sesame Street Library, Volume 2, 1978, Part Two
Grover and Ernie, "I Used to Be Afraid"
In Volume Two you have the poem "I Used to Be Afraid" by Grover and Ernie ... "Whine I was little I used to be scared of being alone in the night. I'd pull the blankets up over my head and pry that the sky would get light ... But then my mommy sat by my bed and said there was noting to fear, 'Cause nothing cay went on in the night and she and my daddy were near.
When I was little I used to be scared of taking a bath in the tub. I thought when the water ran down the drain that I would go with it ... Glub-Glub. But my old buddy Bert said, "Come on, use your brain. If you just take a look, you will see that you never could fit through that very small drain!" Now my tubby's where I love to be."
Cookie Monster Eating the Number Three & with his Genie
The Monster's Three Wishes, with Cookie Monster
Here is another great Cookie Monster tale: "Once there lived a little monster in a kingdom far away. And a very strange thing happened as he brushed his teeth one day. As he squeezed his tube of toothpaste, deepest thunder shook the skies and suddenly a genie stood before his very eyes. "I'm the genie of the toothpaste," Said the genie with a laugh, "I've been trapped inside that toothpaste tube for 3 weeks and a half. You squeezed the tube and set me free so here is what I'll do ... I'll let you have 3 wishes and I'll make them all come true." So to fined out what he does you need to read the magical story in volume three ...
The Sesame Street Library, Volume Three, 1978, Part One
Cookie Monster the Cook, and The Count the Cashier
The Sesame Street Library Volume 3, 1978, Part Two
The Sesame Street Library Volume Four 1978
The Sesame Street Library Volume Four, featuring the letters G, H, and I and the number 4 ... Children's Television Workshop, Funk and Wagnalls, Inc. One of the great stories in this book is Jack and the Beanstalk ... "Jack's poor mother sent Jack to the market to sell a cow for money. He sold the cow for beans instead, which made his mother so angry she tossed the beans out the window. The nest day a huge beanstalk had grown up. It seemed to touch the sky. Jack climbed the stalk and at the top he found a large castle. He had just enough time to hide before an enormous giant came in." And you will have to read the rest of the story in volume four ...
The Sesame Street Library, Volume Four, 1978, Part One
Roosevelt Franklin Really Knows His Shapes
"Hi! I'm Roosevelt Franklin and I really know my shapes. Here is a groovy game about shapes. It is called "Guess what I found" ... First, get some friends to play with you. Then look around the room and choose something square, like a box or that windowpane. Don't say the name of the thing, but shout out, "Hey, I looked around, and guess what I found. I found something ... square!" To read more of how to play this game read about it in volume four.