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New one-hour special, SESAME STREET: THE COOKIE THIEF is coming to PBS KIDS...

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PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent)It was last May that I first made mention of a Cookie Monster Special that the folks at Sesame Street were cooking up. It was then that I came face-to-face with one of my childhood idols for the very first time, getting to sing a couple verses of "C is For Cookie" with the lovable blue Monster himself.  Today comes word that SESAME STREET: THE COOKIE THIEF will debut on PBS KIDS on February 16, placing Cookie Monster in the wrong place at the wrong time...

“PBS KIDS is thrilled to collaborate with the SESAME STREET team to offer the first-ever Cookie Monster special to families. THE COOKIE THIEF will delight both kids and parents with humor, mystery and ‘cookie’ art.’”Lesli Rotenberg, General Manager, Children’s Media, PBS

Cookie Monster in THE COOKIE THIEF"During the special, a cookie art museum has just opened on Sesame Street. Cookie Monster and his friends feel as if they’re in a whole new world, but when art suddenly starts to disappear, Cookie Monster quickly becomes a suspect. Can Cookie Monster clear his name? Will they find the missing art in time or will Cookie Monster be banished from the museum forever? THE COOKIE THIEF is a fun, action-packed special in which Cookie Monster explores self-regulation concepts – such as impulse control, following directions and managing emotions."

Guest-starring Rachel Dratch of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE fame, THE COOKIE THIEF will premiere on Monday, February 16 and repeat on the 18th and 20th. Additionally, two new Season 45 Episodes of SESAME STREET will make their debut that same week...

“Chaos at Hooper's Store” (#4519) – premieres Tuesday, February 17
Alan and Telly use math to figure out how to take care of The Old Lady Who Lives in a Shoe’s 12 kids when she drops them off. Educational objective: Math/Self-Regulation

“Bert’s Sign Painting Challenge” (#4520) – premieres Thursday, February 19
Chris helps Bert calm down as he struggles with letters that look similar while trying to pass Vincent Van Stop’s sign painting test. Educational objective: Literacy/Self-Regulation

Check your local listings for times, and visit http://pbskids.org/sesame/ for more!

And because I know you'd like to see it...

THE ROCK FATHER is a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent), working regularly to spread the word about fantastic educational programming.
James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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