|Written by||Susan Hood|
Grover's Farm is a 1999 Sesame Street storybook in the "Elmo's Neighborhood" series. In the book, Elmo and Elmo's Mom visit Farmer Grover and Grover's Mommy. (In the prequel, Sesame Street Train Station, Elmo and his mom take a train out to the farm.)
As soon as the rooster crows, Grover wakes Elmo to help with the chores. Elmo learns that milk comes from cows, carrots grow in the ground, and peaches do not come from the supermarket. They examine the beehives, have supper, and feed leftovers to the pigs. Finally, Elmo's Mom walks into the living room to see if Elmo and Grover want to play a game, but they are already asleep.
The little black dog, who appears in all the "Elmo's Neighborhood" books, stays in the background. He naps in the hayloft, laps up spilled milk, chases sheep and butterflies, and falls asleep behind Elmo's chair after their busy day.