Written by Nancy Allen
Illustrator Tom Cooke
Published 1987
Publisher Ideal Toys
Series Big Bird StoryMagic

Friends to the Rescue is a 1987 Sesame Street storybook published by Ideal Toys for the "Big Bird StoryMagic" toy set.

In the story, Granny Bird invites Big Bird and his friends to the Ladies Club Bizaer, where there will be a rummage sale, refreshments and a pie eating contest. Big Bird intends to invite nice, well-behaved Grover and Betty Lou, but neither of them can go. Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch invite themselves, and Big Bird is very worried about how they will behave. Despite a few bumps along the way, it turns out well in the end. Cookie Monster wins the pie eating contest for the Ladies' Club. Oscar and his grouch friends bring in their rejected trash, which isn't broken or rotton enough for them, to the rumage sale, and they even clean up at the end, keeping all of the true trash.

The tape includes "You Just Need Friends" and "Never a Dull Moment" by Dave Conner

Caroll Spinney recorded the voices of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, and Frank Oz the voice of Cookie Monster, for the accompanying cassette tape.

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