|Written by||Sarah Roberts|
|Series||Sesame Street Start-to-Read|
Big Bird is jealous that Ernie is getting so much attention, but he soon finds out it's because Ernie is sick. He says that it's no fun to have a cold. But Big Bird isn't sure. He decides to attempt to get attention by faking an illness. Before long, he really does become sick, thus realizing that it's no fun, despite all the attention he is getting. Soon he and Ernie both feel better again.
- Published in Hebrew in 1986.
- Included in the Sesame Street Start-to-Read Video release of Ernie's Big Mess.