How to Be a Grouch

The book cover of How to Be a GROUCH.

Written by Caroll Spinney under the alias of 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 Sesame Street storybook both written & illustrated by Caroll Spinney performer of OSCAR THE GROUCH on Sesame Street (& also BIG BIRD who is also seen in the book a couple times). In this Grouchy & rotten book, OSCAR THE GROUCH explains all of his very grouchy secrets that are sure to turn even the nicest individual into the grouchiest.

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

Also, in the book, OSCar mentions several relatives:

Family List

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."

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Book & audio editions

The book & audio edition features Caroll Spinney reading the book in character as OsCaR.

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