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The Great Cookie Thief

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The Great Cookie Thief
Paperback, 24 pages
Published January 1st 1977
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Jul 04, 2013 Amy rated it liked it
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3.5 stars. My nephew and I read this today, and thought it was reasonably entertaining. It's a great little book for preschool kids, and it's especially entertaining if they're learning comparing and contrasting, or matching. The twist in this earned a few chuckles from my nephew, and he did like the book well enough to have me share it with his sister. She's much too old to really groove on a Sesame Street book, but she enjoyed the upshot of this little story, too. We read this with The Monster ...more
Apr 15, 2008 Bobby rated it it was amazing
Once there was a town with a serious problem...[or something like that]

And so began the manhunt for the dastardly Great Cookie Thief, a master of wit and disguise with a penchant for poor first-person pronoun usage.

"Ah, but me not have same mustache!"
Nov 09, 2014 Robert rated it liked it
Most Sesame Street (and others like Disney, etc.) are so sanitized and blah these days that this is refreshing. Set in the Wild West, a most wanted poster showing Cookie Monster as a cookie thief is up in a cowboy bar. All of a sudden, Cookie Monster is seen next to the poster. Everyone notices and comments how it is the same monster. Cookie speaks up and says they are not the same and then defaces the poster.

I think there is another punch line, but my version of the book has a missing last page
Mar 31, 2009 Melinda rated it it was amazing
This is awesome! It's especially good when read to a group of children, with cool voices and lots of enthusiasm. One of our most favorite children's books ever!

It teaches observation and watching for clues, plus common sense... LOL thinking about it.
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Nov 07, 2010 Marts (Thinker) rated it it was amazing
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I had the entire collection of this Sesame Street series as a child, damn it was great!!!
Nov 17, 2007 Leah rated it it was amazing
OMG, I stumbled across this book just now, and I remembered how incredible it is.
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Emily Perl Kingsley is a writer who joined the Sesame Street team in 1970 and has been writing for the show ever since. She is well-known for her essay, Welcome to Holland , about having a child with a disability.
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