Written by Dan Elliott
Illustrator Normand Chartier
Published 1982
Publisher Western Publishing
Series Sesame Street Start-to-Read
ISBN 0394851765

Grover Goes to School is a 1982 Sesame Street storybook featuring Grover.

Grover is really excited about his first day of school in Mister Lester's class. He brings his jacks, a new pencil box and a new box of crayons, and his mommy packs him a jelly sandwich for lunch. Unfortunately, nobody wants to play jacks with Grover, he does not get a cookie during snack time, he winds up trading his new crayons for a broken toy truck, he does not like jump rope at recess, and for the worst part, he reluctantly trades his sandwich to Truman for a sandwich he hates: baloney. When Grover starts to cry, a nice little girl in Grover's class named Molly extricates him from his sad situation. Then when asked by Bill to trade pencil boxes, Grover said that he likes his better and Bill agreed and wasn't mad. Grover asked Bill if he likes jacks. Bill said it's his favorite game. After school, Grover, Molly and Bill played jacks and Grover ran home and told his mother that he made two new friends in one day.


  • Grover
  • Grover's Mother
  • Mister Lester
  • Truman
  • Jill
  • Molly
  • Bill


Book and audio editions

The read-along edition features Frank Oz voicing Grover, Truman and Jill and Fran Brill voicing Grover's mommy.

Translated book and audio sets

See also

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