Sesame Street Christmas Treasury (Sesame Workshop)

Hello friends, and Merry Christmas! Our book today is the Sesame Street Christmas Treasury from Sesame Workshop, a delightful collection for your little fan.

Featuring 29 songs, stories, poems, and more, this collection brings together years of classic Sesame Street holiday stories – from the time Bird Bird visited Santa’s workshop, Oscar’s very grouchy Christmas, Cookie Monster’s Christmas cookies, and of course, Sesame’s version of the Night Before Christmas, and much more.

JJ is a MASSIVE fan of Sesame Street, so we knew this one was going to be a hit, and we were right! But objectively, this is a pretty wonderful little treasury for the holiday, whether your little one is Elmo-obsessed or not. It includes stories about Santa, family, snow, community, togetherness, holiday celebrations, all of which are enhanced by the characters being our old familiar friends from Sesame Street. I also loved that there were some older stories – even some as far back as my own Sesame Street days – included in the treasury. It gives the book a sense of nostalgia while highlighting how truly timeless both the classic holiday stories and Sesame Street are. This was wonderful, was a real joy for a mega-fan like JJ, and is something we can look forward to enjoying at Christmastime for years to come. Highly recommended, and Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)

Sesame Street: Let’s Cook! (Susan McQuillan, RD & Sesame Workshop)

Hello, friends! Our book today is Sesame Street: Let’s Cook! by Susan McQuillan, RD and the Sesame Workshop, a delightful cookbook for Sesame Street fans of all ages to share.

Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and all the rest of the Sesame Street gang as they introduce fifty recipes that adults and children can prepare together. Featuring fun dishes like Grover’s Monstrously Delicious Chicken Nuggets, Abby Cadabby’s Magical Squish-Squash, Rosita’s Veggie-Cheese Quesadillas, and Bert and Ernie’s Best Buddies Banana Pancakes, grown-ups and little ones can prepare each meal together using guided instructions that feature icons denoting which steps can be done by little chefs (with adult supervision). Along the way, kids can learn fun facts about food, cooking, and their favorite Sesame Street characters.

There are some lovely cookbooks for kids out there, but this is absolutely one of my favorites. The entire book is geared toward nutritional meals and spending quality time in the kitchen, and there are so many awesome details that tie into this. In addition to having at least two steps per recipe that little ones can participate in, there are clever icons that inform them of the health benefits of each recipe, ones that indicate which meals are travel-ready, and substitution suggestions that can help picky eaters make the meal their own. There’s also a wealth of information for parents and guardians on how to get kids excited about food and how to stay safe in the kitchen. This is a really great cookbook to share with baby bookworms to begin with, and the fact that it features everyone’s favorite Sesame characters is an added bonus. A treasure trove for young chefs, and we highly recommend it. Baby Bookworm approved!