|Written by||Liza Alexander|
|Series||A Little Golden Book|
Big Bird arrives in the Arizona desert via Gray Bird Bus Company to meet his pen pal Joey, a member of the Navajo nation. Joey and his family, consisting of his sister Sally, his Mother and Father, his Grandmother and his uncle Tony, take Big Bird on a series of adventures.
During his stay Big Bird watches a sunset at the Grand Canyon, sleeps in Joey's grandmother's hogan (a small round house made of logs and clay), watches Joey's parents weave a blanket and make silver and turquoise jewelry, helps Uncle Tony shear sheep, and rides a pony where he sees a rock formation as tall as Empire State Building.