Thursday, June 11, 2009
Oscar the Grouch
I've been reading a lot of Sesame Street books to my daughter, and feeling very nostalgic about these classic characters that shaped my childhood. I've been reading my old books from the 70's to her (making sure she does not tear them). One of my all-time favorites is "How to Be a Grouch" written and illustrated by the genius puppeteer and performer, Caroll Spinney. Caroll has been performing Oscar and Big Bird since 1969. He is an extremely talented illustrator. I always thought that was such a cool concept having Oscar himself write and illustrate the book. I still laugh when I read this book.