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1980 original
Written by  Jocelyn Stevenson
Illustrator  Beverly Phillips
Tom Cooke (reissue)
Published  1980
1992 (reissue)
Publisher  Western Publishing
Series  Sesame Street Book Club
ISBN  0307231259

Anybody Can Play is a 1980 Sesame Street storybook featuring Ernie and Bert.

Bert is upset that he can't go outside due to the pouring rain. Ernie shows him how much fun staying inside on a rainy day can be. Bert doesn't believe there is any fun inside, but after a number of activities, he begins enjoying himself -- so much so, that he continues to play inside even after the rain has stopped.

Grover, Barkley and Betty Lou all stop by, though neither Bert nor Ernie seem to notice.

Other editions

Reissued in 1992 with the same text and ISBN, but new illustrations by Tom Cooke. In the reissue, Betty Lou is replaced by Prairie Dawn.

Book and audio editions

The book and audio edition is read by Caroll Spinney in character as Big Bird, although he doesn't appear in the story itself.


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