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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
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."
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.
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.
Cooking with Oatmeal Glass of water "For Oatmeal Surprise, just take twelve cups of oatmeal, melba toast and an avocado..."
Cooking with Oatmeal Rhyming Game "Take four cups of oatmeal, two pitted mangoes... buttermilk..."
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.
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."
History of Oatmeal Episode 4034 "Chapter Five. Aviation, Oatmeal, and the Impressionists."
Math and Me Count on Sports "What a way to spend the day. A book, some math, and me."
Out and In Out and In Bert: "It's full of in-jokes."
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.
Pigeon Jones Diary
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.
Pigeons of the World [1] Elmo's World: Eyes "The pigeons of Pisa eat Italian breadcrumbs." ("I guess that makes sense.")
The Pigeon Whisperer [1] Dancing Monsters "And the mystical Pigeon Whisperer whispered mystically to the pigeon... 'Coo... coo...'"
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.'"
Socks [1] Play With Me Sesame Mr. Sock pulls Bert away from his book to play Perfect Pair.
A Tale of Two Breakfasts Bert copies the drums "It was the best of oatmeals, it was the worst of oatmeals..."
A Tale of Two Pigeons [1] "Adding, Adding, Adding" "They was the best of pigeons, they was the worst of pigeons..."
The Wonderful World of Paper Clips Scared Bert While Bert is reading, Ernie tries to scare him by dressing up as a ghost. When Ernie notices that Bert left his chair while he fetched a white sheet, Ernie sits down in the chair and relaxes, until Bert enters the room and startles him.
untitled Bert Is "It" Ernie plays a game of tag with Bert, who is reading his book.
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.
untitled "In My Book" The story involves a lion, a tiger, an alligator, a pirate, and a sorcerer.
untitled Elmo's World: Skin Ernie is wearing a blindfold and feels things with his hands, then guesses what they are.


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

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