Friday, June 11, 2010

The In and Out and All About Sesame Street Coloring Book

pictures by Michael J. Smollin ~ Western Publishing, 1971

Silly fun today. I usually steer clear of buying coloring books for my son except when it's something really special or a bird-themed Dover, preferring instead to let him use his own imagination when breaking out the crayons. Occasionally, I snap up a choice vintage gem, particularly those with vivid connections back to my own childhood. I scored this one a few months back, and as soon as I saw the cover, all the images came flooding back, including a few that used to scare the crap out of me. The drawings and educational lessons are way better than some of the licensed character garbage you see in grocery aisles today. Illustrated by the artist who brought the timeless Grover classic The Monster at the End of This Book to life, it teaches concepts like hot/cold, long/short, over/under... all that important life knowledge your child needs to function in society. My son is currently sitting beside me coloring the inside/outside pages like mad. My favorite (and ironically the one I remember being most afraid of) is far/near. Spooooky. Happy Friday and enjoy!

Other old Sesame Street books:
Sherlock Hemlock and the Great Twiddlebug Mystery
Grover and the Everything in the Whole Wide World Museum
The In and Out and All About Sesame Street Coloring Book
The Many Faces of Ernie
The Great Cookie Thief
Sesame Street 1,2,3 Storybook
The Together Book
The Amazing Mumford and His Amazing Subtracting Trick
The Sesame Street Bedtime Storybook


Ali said...

I'm green with envy. What a fantastic coloring book! You find the best things!!!!!

Even in Australia said...

Where did you find this?!?

Burgin Streetman said...

I know, right? Except for the yellowing it was in pristine condition before Mr. Scribbles got hold of it. Oh well... If they aren't for children to love, what use do they have?

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