I Am Jim Henson
Jim Henson was always dreaming up something new, and always expressing his belief in the goodness of people. Henson was a born performer with a terrific sense of humor, and he used those talents to help create two of the most beloved programs in television history: The Muppet Show and Sesame Street. Through his Muppets, Jim showed the world that there's nothing more beautiful than imagination, especially when it's accompanied by laughter and kindness.
This friendly, fun biography for kids focuses on the traits that made our heroes greatthe traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves.
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Jim Henson was eighteen when he used his mother's old wool coat to create the very first Kermit.
His grandmother was a painter, quilter, and needleworker who encouraged his creative projects, including his puppetry.
On November 10, 1969, the first episode of Sesame Street aired.
In 1970, Ernie's "Rubber Duckie" song from Sesame Street reached number 16 on the Billboard charts and was nominated for a Grammy Award.