Thursday, February 12, 2009
C is for Cookie...
I belong to my public radio station's "book club", which means that along with my membership, I pay extra so that they send me their book picks every once in awhile. They recently sent me a copy of Michael Davis's book Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street. Okay, I love the title!
This book wasn't on my radar screen at all, but I must say I'm intrigued. I loved "Sesame Street" as a child! I love it as a parent! I can sing "Rubber Duckie" and "I Love Trash" with the best of them. I still remember scenes from Sesame Street that I saw when I must have been about four years old.
In the letter sent with the book, it says that author Michael Davis "talks about the creation and history of this pop culture landmark. From its inspiration in the civil rights movement, to Nixon's attempts to cut off its public funding, Davis explores how Sesame Street taught millions of children not just their letters and numbers, but also cooperation and fair play, tolerance and self-respect, and the importance of listening."
So my reading takes this unexpected turn, because I'll certainly give this book a try, though I doubt I would have bought it for myself.
Did you watch Sesame Street as a kid? Did you find it useful, either as a child or as a parent?