Elmo was younger and smaller than all of his friends on Sesame Street. It was hard for him to keep up with them.
Elmo could not run as fast as the others.
He could not jump as far as the others.
He could not play baseball at all. The bat was bigger than Elmo!
One sunny day Ernie and Bert and Big Bird and Grover went roller skating in the park. Elmo went too. Suddenly a bell rang. It was the ice cream truck. Everyone skated off to get some ice cream. “Hey!” Elmo cried. “Wait for me!”
Grover skated back to Elmo. “I, Grover, will help you. Hold on to my hand,” he said. And off they went.
Today was a big day for Big Bird. He was going to visit Granny Bird. She lived at the seashore! It was his first trip away from home. Big Bird’s friends took him to the bus stop. “Good-bye, Big Bird! Have fun! We will miss you,” they said. “I will miss you, too,” he said.
Big Bird thought the bus would never get there. “Gee, I hope Granny is waiting for me,” he said to himself.
At last the bus stopped. Granny Bird waved to Big Bird. “My little Big Bird! I am so happy to see you!” Granny said. “Me, too, Granny!” Big Bird said.
After lunch they went to the beach. Granny’s friends all...
Big Bird was looking for someone to play with. “Here comes Bert,” said Big Bird. “I bet he will play catch with me.”
“Hi, Bert!” said Big Bird. “Let’s play catch.”
Bert kept on walking. “Not today,” said Bert. “Ernie is waiting for me.” Big Bird looked surprised. “Oh,” he said.
Just then Grover ran out of his house. He had a shiny new truck. “Hi, Grover!” said Big Bird. “That’s a nice truck. Let’s play with it.” Grover kept on running. “I am sorry, Big Bird, but I am giving it to Ernie,” said Grover. Big Bird looked sad. “Oh,” he said.