Early in 2007 I wished that there was a complete history of Sesame Street. One of the readers who commented noted that the 40th anniversary of the debut on PBS was soon coming. That was foresight! Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers has now announced in a two-page spread in its fall catalog a new book Sesame Street, A Celebration: 40 Years of Life on the Street by Louise Gikow, who wrote some scripts for the show. Scheduled for November, the book is to have 256 pages with over a thousand illustrations. That sounds like a few hundred pages short of what is necessary to cover such a big topic but I am still excited. I know what I want to read at Thanksgiving.
Gikow, Louise. Sesame Street, A Celebration: 40 Years of Life on the Street. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, November 2008, ISBN 9781579126384