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A collection of books that Bert has read. Sketch titles match the titles on the Ernie and Bert Sketches: Apartment page.

Picture Title / Sketch Quote/Notes
Book-allaboutair
All About Air
Discovery of Air
"Air is all around us, but we can't see it... One way we know that air is there is when we see it move things. Air moves things like sailboats, and kites, and pinwheels."
Bonfireoftheoatmeal
Bonfire of the Oatmeal
Headphones
In order not to disturb Bert while reading, Ernie wears headphones to listen to the radio. Now Bert can't hear anything... except Ernie singing along very loudly.
Bert-BoringStories
Boring Stories
Ernie's Disguise Kit
At one point, the prince drinks a glass of water.

This book also appears in the 1979 Little Golden Book The Many Faces of Ernie.
CookingwithOatmeal2
Cooking with Oatmeal
Glass of water
"For Oatmeal Surprise, just take twelve cups of oatmeal, melba toast and an avocado..."
Cookingwithoatmeal
Cooking with Oatmeal
Rhyming Game
"Take four cups of oatmeal, two pitted mangoes... buttermilk..."
EB.snowclothes
The Face of the Tiger
What's in Ernie's clothes
Ernie pulls Bert away from his book to guess what body part is covered by his winter gear.
Featheredfairytales
Feathered Fairy Tales
Ernie's Guess What I Am Game
"Mama Pigeon said... Someone's been eating my birdseed. And the Baby Pigeon said, 'Someone's been eating my birdseed, and they ate it allll up."
50-Shades
Fifty Shades of Oatmeal
Episode 4425
"1. Beige, 2. Tan. (Wow, this is steamy stuff!) 3. Ecru."
4034-Book
History of Oatmeal
Episode 4034
"Chapter Five: Aviation, Oatmeal, and the Impressionists."
Bert-LittleRed
Little Red Riding Hood
Taking Turns
"Once upon a time, there was a little girl who wore a red cape, so they called her Little Red Riding Hood."
MathandMeBook
Math and Me
Count on Sports
Bert: "What a way to spend the day. A book, some math, and me."
Bertbook-outandin
Out and In
Out and In
Bert: "It's full of in-jokes."
Bae10
Pigeons [1]
Friends watching
Through his binoculars, Ernie observes Bert reading his book, even though he's closer to Bert than he need to be.
Bert book pigeon jokes
Pigeon Joke Book [1]
Bert reads from his pigeon joke book
Bert tries out some jokes on Ernie before killing it with the pigeons in the park. He can't wait to go home and try them out on Bernice and Arnold.
Pigeonjonesdiary
Pigeon Jones Diary
Sesamestreet.org
Read a Story Day
Bert tell us he is reading a great book called "Pigeon Jones Diary." Then he tell us that it is Read a Story Day and that there is a playlist filled with stories, videos, and games. While we look at the playlist, he is going to read his book.
Bertbook-pigeonsoftheworld
Pigeons of the World [1]
Elmo's World: Eyes
"The pigeons of Pisa eat Italian breadcrumbs." ("I guess that makes sense.")
Pigeonwhisperer
The Pigeon Whisperer [1]
Dancing Monsters
"And the mystical Pigeon Whisperer whispered mystically to the pigeon... 'Coo... coo...'"
Secretlifeofpigeons
The Secret Life of Pigeons
Ernie Walks Forwards and Backwards
"And the pigeon stood, and looked into the sky, and said, 'I'll think about it tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day.'"
Bertbook-socks
Socks [1]
Play With Me Sesame
Mr. Sock pulls Bert away from his book to play Perfect Pair.
Book-twobreakfasts
A Tale of Two Breakfasts
Bert copies the drums
and
Best Friends
"It was the best of oatmeals, it was the worst of oatmeals..."
Taleoftwopigeons
A Tale of Two Pigeons [1]
"Adding, Adding, Adding"
"They were the best of pigeons, they were the worst of pigeons..."
WideWorld-Paperclips
The Wonderful World of Paper Clips
Scared Bert
"The largest paperclip collection in the Western hemisphere is in Muskegon, Michigan. Paperclips come in various sizes...see exotic paperclips from foreign lands in volume four..."
EBTag
untitled
Bert Is "It"
Ernie plays a game of tag with Bert, who is reading his book.
Bert book umbrella
untitled
Ernie Prepares for a Flood at the Library
Bert doesn't mention what his book is about, but becomes perturbed when Ernie leaves an umbrella handle right in the middle of a sentence.
Bert's books - Ernie's book
untitled
Ernie's Book
After Ernie keeps Bert up reading his book, Bert can't help but to start reading it himself.
Bertbook-lion
untitled
Guess That Animal Sound
Although no text is recited, the book is interesting enough that a lion breaks into Ernie and Bert's apartment to borrow it.
4120aw
untitled
"In My Book"
The story involves a lion, a tiger, an alligator, a pirate, and a sorcerer.
Ewskin-email
untitled
Elmo's World: Skin
Ernie is wearing a blindfold and feels things with his hands, then guesses what they are.

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The title of the book is implied, but not stated.

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