Sesame Street

Sesame Street

A Celebration : 40 Years of Life on the Street

Book - 2009
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Workman Press.
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.


Grand Central Pub
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.


Baker & Taylor
Celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the ground-breaking educational television series and traces the history of the show from its initial concept through its evolution over four decades, providing an insider's view of the Muppet and human characters, the creative team behind the scenes, original scripts, and photographs from in front of the camera and behind the scenes. 65,000 first printing.

Book News
Perhaps someone who had been sleeping for the past 40 years would have no notion of Sesame Street; anyone who has been awake in the 120 countries and territories of the world where the ground-breaking educational show for children has been distributed will be familiar with it to some degree. This oversize book (11x13") offers a compendium of history, interviews, and photos of personnel and sets--skillfully arranged in lively, complicated pages. There's plenty to talk about, including all the behind-the-scenes creative work, the challenges of making education entertaining and entertainment educational, the reactions and responses of children and adults, and the political complications and economic practicalities of making the show. Gikow is an author who has been heavily involved with Henson Productions, among many other activities. She interviewed cast and crew and spent a season on the set to prepare this celebratory book, whose purchase helps support the non-profit organization behind the show. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Celebrates the fortieth anniversary of the ground-breaking educational television series and traces the history of the show from its initial concept through its evolution over four decades.

Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc., c2009
ISBN: 9781579126384
Branch Call Number: 791.4572 GIK
Characteristics: 303 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.) ;,33 cm. +,1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Loredo, Betsy 1963-

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Davidf05
Apr 08, 2016

The companion book to the Sesame Street 40th Anniversary DVDS.

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tamaravh
Jun 17, 2011

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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