Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sesame Street: A Celebration

A short review of the book "Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life On The Street" by Louise Gikow

Published in 2009 to help celebrate and promote Sesame Street's 40 years of broadcasting this book is the one for the fans, and families as opposed to Michael Davis' book from 2009 "Street Gang".

Full of color and life this is a sight, and a lot of fun to read. It covers all the classic ground, how the show started, who were the people behind (and under it), what the intended audience was to be and so on, with ease and fun.

Some of the best parts of the book were covering the puppeteers themselves, and explaining the changes to cast over the years. Also a great, but too brief, section is on the merchandising of the show.

I would recommend this one to the Sesame Street fan who is looking for a lot of great photos and fun facts about the past 40 years, but if you want a more adult approach check out "Street Gang". The book is worth the price of admission just to look at it (I got a free ticket, it was a gift from Brie! Thanks!) All of the photos are amazing, and many of them I had never seen before, and I have a lot of books on the subject!

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