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Louise Gikow is a writer who has published a number of books with The Jim Henson Company for several properties including Muppet Babies, Fraggle Rock and The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss. For television, Gikow has written for the US/Israeli co-production Shalom Sesame, and the Sesame Workshop/Berlitz International co-production Sesame English. She has also written for Between the Lions (for which she won an Emmy in 2009) and is the co-creator of Johnny and the Sprites (with John Tartaglia).
Gikow has adapted several Henson productions into storybook form, including Labyrinth, The Tale of the Bunny Picnic, and The Muppet Christmas Carol. Several of her Muppet Babies books have also been adapted as storybook videos. As a composer, she has written music and lyrics for the Sing Along with Kermit and Friends series of book and tape sets. In 1986, she served as a script consultant on Muppet Babies Live! Several of these books were written under the pseudonyms "Emily Paul" and "Rebecca Grand."
During the 1980s, she served as senior editor for Muppet Magazine and wrote several articles and comics including the recurring "Miss Piggy's Advice" column. In 1993, she authored a biography of Jim Henson called Meet Jim Henson. Also in the 1990s, she co-authored The Muppets Make Puppets! with Cheryl Henson and the Muppet Workshop, Miss Piggy's Rules with Jim Lewis, For Every Child, A Better World with Ellen Weiss and two large-format children's stories adaptations featuring poser puppets of the Muppet Babies, Muppet Babies' Classic Children's Tales and Muppet Babies' Classic Nursery Rhymes.
As part of Sesame Street’s 40th Anniversary Celebration in 2009, Gikow wrote and edited Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street.