New Sesame Street Elmo

When our range of new Sesame Street soft toys arrived last week, I have to admit that although I found the soft toys fun and colourful, I didn’t know much about the Sesame Street Muppets.

Tickled by curiosity, I have done my research and got to know this friendly bunch a little better. Let’s start with Elmo – a long-standing Sesame Street favourite.

Elmo is a 3 ½-year-old furry red monster with googly eyes, an orange nose, a high pitched voice and a contagious giggle. Enthusiastic, friendly, and cheerful, he always wants to be part of everything that goes on.

However, like most toddlers, he sometimes doesn’t have the skills or knowledge to do what he wants. But that never stops him because he has a very positive, optimistic view of himself and life. He stars in “Elmo’s World” – his own section of the Sesame Street show together with his pet fish Dorothy.

Elmo characteristically refers to himself in the third person saying for example, “Elmo has a question” rather than “I have a question”.

Elmo links

Elmo on Wikipedia
Elmo’s World web site

Elmo soft toys

Sesame Street Elmo Stuffed Toy – a 33cm (13″) tall furry, red monster with googly eyes and an orange nose. Straight out of the Sesame Street show, Elmo is a quality toy manufactured to high standards by Gund. A cute monster that’s guaranteed to make everyone smile. £14.99

Elmo Puppet – slip your hand inside the puppet to bring Elmo to life and start creating your own exciting stories. Perfect to stimulate the imagination, it’s a gift that’s guaranteed to delight kids (and adults alike) and provide them with hours of inventive play! This 28 cm (11″) Elmo puppet is made of soft red fur and manufactured to high standards by Gund. £12.99

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