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Oscar the Grouch informs the reader, "This is my book, and I don't want you to read it."

Bothered by the reader's attention, he decides to move out of his trash can, and let somebody else move in. He puts on a blonde curly wig, and pretends to be "Melody", a new little girl who lives on Sesame Street. But when Big Bird sees "Melody", he invites everyone to meet their new ne
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Published 1978 by Western Publishing Co. (first published 1975)
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David Sarkies
Why is it that when I typed in 'Oscar's Book' into the Goodread's search engine it came up with 'the Brothers Karmarov'. I can understand it coming up with the Picture of Dorian Grey because that was written by Oscar Wilde, and I can understand how a computer can mistake a little green man who lives in a garbage can and bitches and moans all day with Oscar Wilde, but what has Oscar the Grouch got to do with Crime and Punishment (unless Dostoyevsky has some guy named Oscar in all of his books, b ...more
Pam
Great book, the artwork is really wonderful, and Oscar's attitude really makes him who he is.
Jenn
A childhood favourite resurrected to read to my nephews.
Gabriel Wallis
My nephew Beau gave me this book for my birthday on October 3, 1983, when I turned three years old. To be honest, I wasn't too impressed with this book. My kids were, though. They loved Oscar's grouchiness. I must have portrayed it fairly well, for they were totally wrapped up in the "story". And was it a story? No, not at all. It was more of a monologue directed at the reader. Oscar just seemed angry that you were bothering him. So, if the kids were entertained, then I'm satisfied. And that's w ...more
Jessica
I really wanted to like this book, thinking that it would resemble The Monster at the End of this Book, but I honestly wasn't impressed. I don't think that I'd ever read it again!
Ami_Ven
Oscar has always been my favorite Sesame Street muppet, even when I was a kid, so I was thrilled to find this in a used book sale!
Diane
One of my favorite books as a kid, I'm so happy I kept it in great shape because I've passed it down to Katie.
Lara
the fear and extreme tension that arose in me towards the end of this...classic thriller of our time...
Leslie
This book rules. Oscar being a curmudgeon in drag. I totally forgot it existed until I reread it yesterday.
Eric Black
Not as good as The Monster At the End of This Book
dlyteful
this was one of my favorites as a child.
Minervinij
Found a new Fav!!!:) Ha!
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Jeff Moss was a head writer and composer-lyricist on Sesame Street. Some of his best-known songs from the show include "Rubber Duckie," "I Love Trash," "The People in Your Neighborhood," "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon," and "Nasty Dan." In addition to songwriting, Moss helped create Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, and Guy Smiley.

Moss won 15 Emmys for his work and wrote the songs for four Gram
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