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Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets and Sesame Street, is the 11th hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series for ages 5 to 8.

Jim Henson, was always dreaming up something new, and always expressing his belief in the goodness of people. Henson was a born performer with a terrific sense of humor, and he used those talents to help create two of the most beloved programs in television history: The Muppet Show and Sesame Street. Through his Muppets, Jim showed the world that there’s nothing more beautiful than imagination, especially when it’s accompanied by laughter and kindness.
 
This friendly, fun biography series inspired the PBS Kids TV show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. One great role model at a time, these books encourage kids to dream big. Included in each book are:

   • A timeline of key events in the hero’s history
   • Photos that bring the story more fully to life
   • Comic-book-style illustrations that are irresistibly adorable
   • Childhood moments that influenced the hero
   • Facts that make great conversation-starters
   • A character trait that made the person heroic and that readers can aspire to 

You’ll want to collect each book in this dynamic, informative series!

From School Library Journal

Gr 1–3—A brief but entertaining introduction to Muppets creator Jim Henson. The text, narrated by Henson, presents his life story as if he were still alive but as a child version of himself (complete with a beard!). The factual information provided is solid, as is the back matter, which includes a time line of Henson''s life and a few photographs. Some readers may be a bit perplexed when the time line reveals that Henson passed away in 1990. However, the effect of a miniature Henson narrating his own story is charming. The graphic novel—style illustrations are friendly, with speech bubbles and factoids peppered throughout. There are a few instances where the pages are a bit busy, but ultimately these incidents don''t detract from the overall appeal of the work. VERDICT This bite-size biography of Henson is an endearing, attractive selection. Consider where the series is popular.—Taylor Worley, Springfield Public Library, OR

About the Author

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes for My Son, Heroes for My Daughter, The Lincoln Conspiracy, and a number of suspense novels like The Lightning Rod. He also helped find the missing 9/11 flag with his History Channel television show Brad Meltzer’s Lost History. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children. (And did you know that a picture of Brad is hidden in every book in this series?)

Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career at Marvel Comics, and has worked on thousands of comics, including his own Cow Boy and Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius. He is the author and illustrator of the picture books The Yawns Are Coming! and The Giggles Are Coming! and the graphic novels Cosmic Commandos and Monster Mayhem. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their college-graduate twin sons (who also make an appearance in each Ordinary People Change the World book).

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DDW
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Incredible biography series for young readers!!! Must buy! 📖
Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2020
This series of books for young readers by Brad Meltzer is phenomenal! The “I am...” series highlights ordinary people who went on to change the world. It’s a fun biography series for younger readers that features great role models such as Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Albert... See more
This series of books for young readers by Brad Meltzer is phenomenal! The “I am...” series highlights ordinary people who went on to change the world. It’s a fun biography series for younger readers that features great role models such as Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Albert Einstein and Sacajawea.

This particular book is about the beloved Jim Henson, who helped to create The Muppet Show and Sesame Street. The books are beautifully illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos, who masterfully creates cartoon-like images for the book which help to entice a young reader’s attention. There are speech bubbles, as well as regular text. These are great text features for any young reader who is delving into nonfiction for the first time too. Plus, any young comic book reader may also like this style of writing too.

The books always follow a chronological order, starting when the person was very young and gradually adding information to show how the person was shaped into the great role model he or she became.

My favorite part is at the end of each book, however. There is a timeline of the person’s life (great nonfiction text feature!) that not only uses dates, but also includes actual photographs of the person throughout his/her life. There’s also an inspirational quote by the person to end the book as well. It’s a great way to finish each book in the series.

“I’ve got a dream too, but it’s about singing and dancing and making people happy. That’s the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with.” -Kermit the Frog
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DeLong
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Great kid''s book about Jim Henson
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2019
I was trying to find a newer and updated sort of biography on Jim Henson that talked more about him growing up and what he was good at and less about his troubles and how and when he died (my little guy adores Jim but doesn''t need to know about all that just yet). This book... See more
I was trying to find a newer and updated sort of biography on Jim Henson that talked more about him growing up and what he was good at and less about his troubles and how and when he died (my little guy adores Jim but doesn''t need to know about all that just yet). This book is ADORABLE! The illustrations are fantastic and it gives you a good look into the world of Jim Henson. We were a little bummed it didn''t elaborate on too much more than Sesame Street and such but my son loves it, so that works for me!
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Rachel
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Crying and smiling
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2017
Love, love, love Jim Henson and this book. I don''t have kids, so I can''t speak to how good it is for a particular age group, but it brought tears to my eyes. Sesame Street and The Muppet Show are the first TV shows I ever remember watching and my parents got HBO just so we... See more
Love, love, love Jim Henson and this book. I don''t have kids, so I can''t speak to how good it is for a particular age group, but it brought tears to my eyes. Sesame Street and The Muppet Show are the first TV shows I ever remember watching and my parents got HBO just so we could watch Fraggle Rock when it came out. I miss Jim Henson. He passed way too soon and I will treasure this little biography.
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Juan Collado
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Books are always a nice gift
Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2018
Been purchasing the whole series for a few months now. Super easy readings for kids, even for the 20-min trip between house and school. Interesting lives, and you can later discuss the story with the kids. I have found that most of them (stories) stick to their minds, even... See more
Been purchasing the whole series for a few months now. Super easy readings for kids, even for the 20-min trip between house and school. Interesting lives, and you can later discuss the story with the kids. I have found that most of them (stories) stick to their minds, even recalling full names and events a few weeks/months later.
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jcheese
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I am. . .They relate!!
Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2019
I bought this for my students so they could read about the lives of famous people from the time they were children. My third grade students love, love, love the I am series. To see third graders loving biographies as much as Dog-Man is most inspiring and has us on our way... See more
I bought this for my students so they could read about the lives of famous people from the time they were children. My third grade students love, love, love the I am series. To see third graders loving biographies as much as Dog-Man is most inspiring and has us on our way to wide reading for the year!
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Chimney161Top Contributor: Minecraft
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Jim Henson''s story with adorable illustration
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2017
I love this book. Such a sweet story with adorable illustrations. Jim Henson was truly a special person and the book highlights that, without being too "simple" and I like that, because Henson himself said never to talk down to children/they can understand more than... See more
I love this book. Such a sweet story with adorable illustrations. Jim Henson was truly a special person and the book highlights that, without being too "simple" and I like that, because Henson himself said never to talk down to children/they can understand more than we know. It''s a beautiful story and I''m glad I can share it with my children. I love the whole series, but Jim Henson holds a special place in my sentimental heart.
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Fun and informative
Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2020
So my 7 year old is obsessed with Jim Henson. She''s always talking about the muppets or some other puppet show he or his company created. This book was perfect. It was both biographical and fun to read. I am going to look for the other books in this series because the... See more
So my 7 year old is obsessed with Jim Henson. She''s always talking about the muppets or some other puppet show he or his company created. This book was perfect. It was both biographical and fun to read. I am going to look for the other books in this series because the format was very engaging.
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Casey
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I have a deep love for Mr
Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2017
I have a deep love for Mr. Meltzer''s "Ordinary People" series and this book is no exception. It is sweet and touching with a wonderful message, to be creative and kind, to work hard and help others. I would highly recommend this and any other book in this series.
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Djilly L.Top Contributor: Harry Potter
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I miss Jim
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 29, 2021
Firstly, this book and the series stands out because of the choice of topics. To place Jim Henson, a man that thoroughly impacted my childhood, among historical giants such a Washington and Gandhi is simply brilliant. Secondly,. the books in this series are super...See more
Firstly, this book and the series stands out because of the choice of topics. To place Jim Henson, a man that thoroughly impacted my childhood, among historical giants such a Washington and Gandhi is simply brilliant. Secondly,. the books in this series are super well-presented that are excellent for children of all ages and entertaining for adults as well. Our 10-year old daughter has a passion for famous historical characters. And she prefers to read about a wide range of them and through this get to know about different historic era’s as well. She has read a lot about the obvious female heroes like Florence Nightingale, Frida Kahlo, Madame Curie ect. However she really likes to know more about other people that she has heard of. Thirdly the adorable cartoon style nature of these little books and he relatively straightforward though smart storyline perfectly captures the essence of the topic. That is simply brilliant. The 40-page book is very colourful and comes with a durable hard cover. For now our daughter has read it but her younger brother is also staring to read the books in this series. And invariably they lead to little discussions and questions about the topics afterward, which is invaluable. Like in most modern cartoon movies, these books are full moralising themes and the storylines mostly centre around these. In the Jim Henson book it is all about creativity, and making your dreams come true. Yet with this one it may be hard for parents to keep their eyes dry. We’re clearly big fans of the series , our little precious collection is growing and we look forward to a few more of these soon.
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Allyce
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Super cute
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 6, 2020
Such a wonderful book, a simple yet informative fun look at Jims Life. Loved the illustrations very playful.
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CFB
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Loved by Grade 2-6
Reviewed in Canada on May 28, 2017
Can''t keep these books on the shelf. Loved by Grade 2-6!
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sueann
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love this book
Reviewed in Canada on October 7, 2017
love this book! haven''t given it to my son yet, as it is for Christmas, but i enjoyed reading it... made me want the whole series!
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