I decided to finally review this literary classic because I found THIS VIDEO that nearly gave me a heart attack. Apparently there is a video version of the book and a brainiac in the truest sense of the word decided to pair it with Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal, making my life. Literally. If I were to die this moment it would most likely be okay because my life is complete. I'm sure my friends and family will be sad, so I hope I don't die, but still.. life=complete.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
So excited I might have a heart attack
Hands down my favorite picture book is Wanted: The Great Cookie Thief. It's an old school Sesame Street joint from the seventies that takes place in the old west. The town has an immense problem in the form of the Great Cookie Thief. He steals all the cookies so no one can have any and the townsfolk are understandably miffed. A fellow with big, white, googly eyes and blue, shaggy fur wanders in and everyone is convinced that he is the elusive criminal. Not one to jump to conclusions, the sheriff sends someone over to check the potential perp against the wanted poster to ensure they are accusing the right man. After verifying several things, including his fur, eyes, bandana and hat they know he is for sure the criminal mastermind behind the missing cookies. Once accused, Cookie Monster alters the wanted poster in an act of considerable skullduggery so that the criminal featured has a mustache, which he clearly doesn't. The townsfolk apologize, only to find out that he is indeed the Great Cookie Thief when he showers them all with cookies after lifting his cap. Oh that Cookie Monster.