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Elmo's World
Written by Emily Kingsley
Directed by Ted May
Book Elmo's World Books
Video Dancing, Music, Books!
Pirates: Elmo and the Bookaneers
First Appearance
Episode 3817

Picture Segment Description
Guess what Elmo's thinking about today? Elmo opens his door which is full of shelves of books. Unprovoked, the shelves break in unison, dumping the books on the floor.
Dorothy's Question Dorothy wants to know how you read a book.
The Noodle Family Mr. Noodle sits on a book, examines the binder, and holds the book upside-down without ever successfully reading it properly. The Kids and Elmo tell him to turn it upside-down, so he sits in a chair on his head to read.
Kids and Baby Kids read some books, one of which starts with the line "Put Down the Duckie."
Elmo's Question Elmo counts how many books will fill up the bookshelf.
Quiz Elmo tells the audience who reads books and who doesn't. Pineapples don't. Cats don't, but you can read a book about cats to your cat. Birthday cakes don't, but you can get a book for your birthday. Beds don't, but the Count can read books in bed.
Film Elmo's friend Michael goes to the library with his dad to get a book on dinosaurs.
TV Cartoon The Book Channel airs a program about a girl who loves books. Coming up next: "Our Miss Books" starring Book Shields.
Interview Elmo talks to two books. One is a picture book, while the other (speaking in a ringmaster voice) is about the circus.


Tickle Me Land Taking a note from the circus book, Dorothy imagines Elmo as a tightrope walker. And from other books, she sees him as a cowboy, and as a brave knight challenging Mr. Dragon.
Home Video Elmo presents his home video he made about Dorothy's favorite book, Moby-Dick by Herman Melville.
Song Elmo sings "The Book Song" and a chicken comes by and starts clucking along with him.