Tag: Sesame Street

The Exciting Adventures of Super-Grover

The Exciting Adventures of Super-Grover

by Emily Perl Kingsley; ill. Joe Mathieu (Western Publishing Company, 1978)

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Grover’s quasi-heroic alter ego was good for laughs on Sesame Street itself but falls horribly flat in this oversized Golden Book. The illustrations are passable but the stories are pure cardboard, reaching futilely for humour while lacking both imagination and basic craft.



Street Gang

Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street

by Michael Davis (Penguin, 2008)

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Having contextualised Sesame Street within the televisual and educational landscape of the day, Davis presents a conversant, engaging account of how the programme developed from a ‘what if…?’ dinner party concept into the iconic early learning favourite now of generations of children.