Written by Jessie Smith
Illustrator Tom Cooke
Published 1990
Publisher Golden Books
Series Sesame Street Get Ready
ISBN 030713105X

Grover's Day at the Beach is a Sesame Street storybook that teaches the concept of counting. In it, Grover goes to the beach with his friends and happens upon a bottle in the sand with a piece of paper in it. On the paper is a written message telling Grover that he will count to twelve that day. So he spends the day doing just that. With the turn of each page, he finds himself counting the things he finds on the beach, each one increasing by a number. These items include special touches his friends contribute to the sand castle they're building. He finally hits twelve by counting all his friends, including himself. Then, The Count, who had helped with much of the counting, suggests Grover try counting grains of sand. 


Grover, Count von Count, Betty Lou, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Herry Monster, Telly Monster, Elmo, Prairie Dawn, Big Bird