SesamePlace[Book: Guy Hutchinson and Chris Mercaldo – 2015 – 16x23cm – 98 Pages – Many colour photos]. “Since opening in 1980, Sesame Place (Langhorne, Pennsylvania) has been the Northeast’s premiere destination for fun, learning, and entertainment for children and adults alike. This wonderful playland has seen immense change and growth from opening day, ever adapting like Sesame Street itself to engage the newest generation of kids. Here, the original Muppets from Sesame Street created by Jim Henson, such as Big Bird, Grover, and Cookie Monster, as well as the newer residents, such as Elmo, Zoe, Murray, and Abby Cadabby, come right out of the television and into attractions, shows, parades, meet-and-greets, and more. In its 35th year of operation, Sesame Place has helped guests create countless memories. Explore and see its development from concept to reality, its early days of interactive science exhibits and discovery, its growth and addition of watery fun, and its more recent additions of great theme park rides and attractions.” Chapter Points: Acknowledgments; Foreword (by Bob Caruso: Sesame Place president 2015); Introduction; 1978–1980 From Concept to Reality; 1980–1984 Humble Beginnings; 1985–1992 Water Expansion; 1993–2005 New Lands, New Experiences; 2006 and Beyond – A Sunny Future. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.