Grover and the Everything in the Whole Wide World Museum
Norman Stiles and Daniel Wilcox ~ illustrated by Joe Mathieu
Random House, 1974
I know, I know. I promised no more licensed characters, but I couldn't help myself. When I did that post the other day and was reminded of Grover and the Everything in the Whole Wide World Museum, I went searching all through the house and came up empty handed. Luckily, I stumbled across yet another copy last week at a book shop and fell in love again with what was most-definitely my favorite Sesame Street book from childhood. I'm sure my original copy is in like 80 million pieces somewhere at the bottom of a landfill because I loved it to death. Endless hours spent reading and looking and spotting things I'd missed before.
So yea, Grover visits the EITWWWM and gets his mind blown by the zillions of wonderful things to see. Really, there are zillions of cool things to check out in this book as every page turn brings a world of wonder. Plus you have lovable, furry, old Grover as your guide, and of course he makes everything slapstick and hysterical.
I won't give away the end (which is totally awesome!) but I will say this...
You know, I have seen many things in this museum. But I have still not seen EVERYTHING IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. Where did they put everything else?
I'm afraid you'll have to read it yourself to find out.
Other old school Sesame Street books:
The Together Book
The In and Out and All About Sesame Street Coloring Book
Sherlock Hemlock and the Great Twiddlebug Mystery
The Many Faces of Ernie
The Great Cookie Thief
Sesame Street 1,2,3 Storybook
The Amazing Mumford and His Amazing Subtracting Trick
The Sesame Street Bedtime Storybook