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How to Be a Grouch

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Written by  Caroll Spinney alias Oscar the Grouch
Illustrator  Caroll Spinney
Published  1976
Publisher  Western Publishing
Series  A Whitman Tell-A-Tale Book

How to Be a Grouch is a 1976 Sesame Street storybook written and illustrated by Caroll Spinney, the performer of Oscar the Grouch. In the book, Oscar explains all of his grouchy secrets.

An on-screen storybook of the book appears a bonus feature in Old School: Volume 3 read by Spinney in Oscar's voice.

In the book, Oscar mentions several relatives:

The book also describes a scowling little girl having a non-Muppet appearance as a "Grouchy person." A similar-looking little girl later wins the "Grouch of the Year Award."

Book and audio editions

The book and audio edition features Caroll Spinney reading the book in character as Oscar.

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