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Sesame Street

A Celebration : 40 Years of Life on the Street
Gikow, Louise (Book - 2009)
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The most beloved children's show of all time is turning 40! This celebration of four decades of groundbreaking educational programming invites fans young and old behind the scenes at 123 Sesame Street. In a book as lively, energetic, and appealing as the television show it chronicles, readers are treated to an inside look at every aspect of Sesame Street. Beginning with the initial idea for the show and the creation of the pilot episode and moving through its evolution over four decades, Sesame Street provides an insider's view of all of the delightful Muppet and human characters, as well as the writers, directors, producers, and all the other creative people who continue to make learning fun for generations of kids. Step behind the scenes and learn how the Muppets are built, how they move, how they speak, and what they think and feel. Did you ever wonder what Big Bird looked like in the first season of the show? Would you like to see the puppeteers behind (and under!) the set performing their roles? How about a picture of Bert being built? All of that and more, including facsimiles of the show's pioneering scripts and some of Jim Henson's original sketches, are included in this revelatory and adoring celebration. The 1,500 photographs--both in front of and behind the camera--come directly from the archives of the Sesame Workshop, and many of them have never before been published. For everyone who fondly remembers learning the alphabet and numbers from Sesame Street, for parents and grandparents of today's Sesame Street kids, and for avid fans and collectors of everything Sesame, this gorgeous book makes a gift to be treasured.
Authors: Gikow, Louise
Title: Sesame Street
a celebration : 40 years of life on the street
Publisher: New York, NY : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2009
Characteristics: 303 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,33 cm. +,1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Statement of Responsibility: Louise A. Gikow ; contributing editor, Betsy Loredo
Notes: "Includes exclusive DVD with the very first episode, plus special bonus footage!"--Dust jacket
Contents: How to get to Sesame Street : the origins of the show
It's not easy bein' green : Muppets and puppeteers, the first 10 years
The people in your neighborhood : the human cast
Somebody come and play : Muppets and puppeteers, the next generation
Stick out your hand and say hello : celebrities and kids visit the street
Happy to meet you : Muppets and puppeteers, the new kids
C is for cookie (and curriculum) : the lessons behind the laughter
Imagine that! : writers, directors, and producers
Over, under, around & through : the art and craft of a puppet show
What's the name of that song? : music, composers, and lyrics
I believe in little things : animation and live-action films
We are all earthlings : the longest street in the world
Because we're friends : thriving as a non-profit
We'll do it together : community outreach
See you tomorrow : the next 40 years
Additional Contributors: Loredo, Betsy 1963-
ISBN: 1579126383
Branch Call Number: 791.4572 S493g 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 303) and index
Subject Headings: Children's Television Workshop Sesame Street (Television program)
LCCN: 2009035080
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Jun 17, 2011
  • tamaravh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book! It is a very interesting look behind the scenes at everyone's favourite kid's show. Book also included a DVD of the very first Sesame Street episode. The show presented was slightly different than the street I grew up on but a must see for fans.


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