Written by Michaela Muntean
Illustrator David Prebenna
Published 1995
Publisher Western Publishing
Series A First Little Golden Book
ISBN 030730274X

Just Joking is a 1995 Sesame Street First Little Golden Book featuring Zoe.

Impatient for Halloween, Zoe decides to put on her lion costume early, and go out to the park. She meets Big Bird, Elmo and Grover there, but she can't play with them -- lions don't play in sandboxes or on the swings. She wears her costume the next day too, and watches from the bushes as her friends play.

At lunchtime, she watches as her friends leave the park and go to Big Bird's nest, where Big Bird is having a party. Big Bird explains that he tried to invite her yesterday, but she was a lion. Zoe says that she was just joking, and now she's Zoe again.