I have been reading Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street and it has reminded me how awesome Sesame Street is and has always been. The book has also caused me to get on a bit of a Sesame Street kick even if it is a bit premature. I got the little guy a soft Big Bird and have been accumulating some cool old Sesame Street books. So with that introduction I present 1978’s The Sesame Street Bedtime Storybook. This bad boy features 12 short stories staring the likes of Grover, Oscar, and Big Bird. However, special mention goes to the two tales staring The Count because and come on lets face it, True Blood is very popular right now.
The stories are pretty random, but play to the characters strengths. In Cookie Monster Has a Bad Dream the nightmare is that he finds himself living in a world without cookies. Don’t worry though the story has a ‘sweet’ ending. The art has that Seventies Sesame Street look today’s kids might be slightly confused as to the unpolished nature of their favorite characters. I say bring it on and show the children how in the last 30 years media and culture have changed. And don’t forget this book is Elmo free.