|Written by||Norman Stiles and Lou Berger|
|Series||A Random House PICTUREBACK Book|
They follow the ball into 456 Sesame Street, where it interrupts the activities at the Day Care Center. It bounces through the Furry Arms Hotel, and then back out to the street. Elmo hits it again, into 10 Sesame Street, and up the stairs into Celina's Dance Studio. Going out the window, it travels into Finders Keepers, and then into the Park, where Big Bird catches it and ends the game.
Along the way, the book also introduces the new characters that debuted in Season 25 -- Jamal and Angela in the Day Care Center, Sherry Netherland and Benny Rabbit in the Furry Arms, Celina in the Dance Studio, and Ruthie in Finders Keepers. Zoe was also introduced in Season 25, and she figures prominently on the cover.
Elmo, Barkley, Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Oscar the Grouch, Grover, Jamal, Angela, Betty Lou, Zoe, Baby Bear, Otis the Elephant Elevator Operator, Benny the Bellhop, Sherry Netherland, A Dinger, Ingrid, Humphrey, Baby Natasha, Telly Monster, Hoots the Owl, Wolfgang the Seal, Slimey, Grundgetta, Joey and Davey Monkey, Herry Monster, Rosita, Celina, Ruthie, The Squirrelles, Wanda Cousteau, Cookie Monster, and a twiddlebug.
Assorted unnamed animals (including chicken, fish, an octopus, and frogs) as well as fairy-tale characters (Jack Be Nimble, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Jack Horner, and Little Miss Muffet) also appear.