|Written by||B.G. Ford|
|Illustrator|| Jean Chandler|
Tom Cooke (reissue)
|Publisher|| Golden Press|
Reader's Digest (reissue)
|Series||Sesame Street Book Club|
Don't Forget the Oatmeal! is a 1980 Sesame Street storybook that centers on Ernie and Bert's shopping expedition. Bert ties a string around his finger to ensure that he won't forget the oatmeal, the most crucial item in a long list. The pair go to the supermarket but are soon distracted by Cookie Monster, who finds that the store is having a cookie sale.
Cookie Monster gorges himself on all manner of cookies, with a few peas for good measure, leaving a trail of crumbs, broken cookies, and empty boxes in his wake. Bert dutifully reminds Cookie to pay for what he consumed and broke, but forgets all about the oatmeal in the process.
- Miss Piggy can be seen on the cover of "Stars" magazine at the checkout counter, along with an issue of Sesame Street Magazine
- Rubber Duckie is pictured on a box of soap pads.
- Oscar made a cameo appearance in the 1993 reissue of the book.
The book was reissued in 1993 with the same text, but with new illustrations by Tom Cooke.