Continuing our short biographies of Sesame Street characters, we’re introducing Big Bird – a personal favourite.
Big Bird – sometimes referred to as bird by his friends, is an 8’2″ tall 6-year-old yellow bird. Children understand and identify with Big Bird’s excitement over new things as well as his disappointment when things don’t work out or when he makes mistakes. They also see his willingness to try again, to correct his mistakes and just by being persistent, find solutions to problems.
On the show since the late sixties, Big Bird is talented and can roller skate, ice skate, dance, sing, write poetry, draw and even ride a unicycle. He lives in a large nest behind the 123 Sesame Street Apartment and he has a teddy bear named Radar.
His best friend is the brown elephant-like Mr. Snuffleupagus (“Snuffy” for short).
Big Bird Links
Big Bird Soft Toys
Sesame Street Big Bird – a 35.5cm (14″) stuffed toy made by Gund after the Sesame Street Muppet. He has soft, yellow fur and long orange and pink legs. Big Bird’s arms are opened wide – ready for big cuddles. Famous for saying “Asking is a good way of finding things out!” – it will quickly become friends with naturally curious young children. £14.99
Big Bird Puppet – slip your hand inside the puppet to bring Big Bird 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 provide them with hours of creative role-play! This 28 cm (11″) puppet is made of soft yellow fur and manufactured to high standards by Gund. £12.99
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