Written by Felice Haus
Illustrator Carol Nicklaus
Published 1986
Publisher Random House
Series Step into Reading: A Step 1 Book
ISBN 0394881826

Happy Birthday, Cookie Monster! is a 1986 Sesame Street storybook featuring Cookie Monster.

Cookie Monster is sad when he impulsively devours the cake he planned to share with the guests at his birthday party. When Big Bird, Grover, Ernie and Bert show up, Cookie Monster has nothing to offer them. However, the celebration is still a happy one after he opens and shares each present his friends have wisely chosen.


The book was reissued in 2012 by Random House as a Step Into Reading Level 1 book.