Tuesday, September 11, 2012

My Life as a Furry Red Monster

My Life as a Furry Red Monster
by Kevin Clash [791.53 Cla]

You may know that the beloved toddler Muppet "Elmo" is voiced and operated by Kevin Clash, a now-middle-aged "six foot African American male" but did you know that Clash began making puppets and performing before he was even in his teens? His life is truly a dream come true -- from watching Sesame Street as a shy but creative youngster, to being one of the mainstays of the long-running children's series. This 2006 autobiography highlights Clash's experiences from young neighborhood showman to voice of one of the best-selling Christmas toys ever, all the while emphasizing the importance of love, acceptance, and following your dreams. -- recommended by Becky W.C. - Walt Branch Library


[ official My Life as a Furry Red Monster entry on the Muppet Wiki site ] | [ official Kevin Clash entry Muppet Wiki site ]


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