Saturday, May 29, 2010

Vintage Sesame Street Books

I have always loved Sesame Street, but since my nieces were born, my siblings and I have been sharing our old Sesame Street toys with them and singing songs from the 80s. How can you go wrong with Ernie's la la la song and the Manamanah guys?

I recently came upon a huge throng of vintage Sesame Street books from a combination of a school booksale and Value Village. For 20 cents I picked up a great condition copy of this old colouring book:

I think it's so clever how they have called it the Museum of Monster Art and the drawings inside are hilarious for kids and adults alike.

I really like the idea of Bert being the serious, judgemental fellow while Ernie is such a fun-loving goof.

Speaking of Ernie, I found a "I Can Do It Myself" book in great condition.

But the real thrill for me was when I came upon the old version of the Sesame Street Dictionary... in perfect condition for $1.99!

I understand the book was originally published in 1980, and a reprint was issued with a new cover in 2004 showing the nouveau popular guys, including Elmo. I love how each page is so colourful and has both humour and educational content. The illustrations are great.

I am tempted by the idea of a craft project with featured Letters of the Alphabet. I imagine this as having the Letter Bar across the top and rectangular cutouts of say, 6-8 dictionary terms under that letter. I think if they were neatly arranged under some photo matting and put in a plain frame, it would look great in a kid's room either on the wall or on their door!

This would involve cutting up this great book, so I don't know...


  1. Thanks for mentioning the giveaway - Good luck!!! I LOVE your Sesame Street finds, always remind me of childhood:-)

  2. Nice Sesame Street pics - did you take these all yourself?? They are impressive.

  3. the dictionary if it is a 1980's print is worth a bit. trying to see exactly how much as I have a pristine copy. I would never cut up this book. too well put together.


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