Sesame Street

The Bookaneers

Season 41, Episode 35 of 99

Alan and Elmo are reading a book in Hooper's store when all of a sudden a pirate ship and three pirates appear. The pirates call themselves the Bookaneers because they love to read and they love books! They love books so much, they want to take Elmo's book. When Elmo tells them he love his book too, the pirates invite him to become a Bookaneer but he'll have to pass the Bookaneer test. First, Elmo has to dress like a pirate and then he has to say the alphabet with a giant squid! Next he has to find three words that start with the pirates' favorite letter, the letter "F." While dancing to the pirate jig Elmo finds "food," and "fork." Then as he accidentally falls to the ground, he thinks of the third word, "fall." The final part of the Bookaneer test is to find the pirates' treasure. Elmo follows the directions on the pirates' map and find the letter "L" on Sesame Street, which marks the spot! The map leads them to a sign that reads, "Library." Elmo recognizes that "L" is the first letter in the word "Library," and learns that the pirates' treasure, shelves and shelves of books, awaits him inside! The pirates use their library cards to borrow some of their favorite books, like "Goldilocks and the Three Pirates," and Elmo is delighted to be an official Bookaneer. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Literacy

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