Sunny Days is a splendid, clever, inspiring, and strangely suspenseful history of the revolution in children’s television that was Sesame Street. . . . This book, just like its subject, is a tonic and an education, and casts a bright light of hope during these dark times.”

Elizabeth Gilbert, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“[A] lively and bewitching recounting of a particularly ripe period in television and cultural history.”

The New York Times Book Review

“A sublime book about a variety of creative people coming together not in the pursuit of fame or money, but to enrich the lives of children.”

The Los Angeles Times

“Assiduously researched and frolicsome… both an educational odyssey and a balm for uncertain times.”

O, The Oprah Magazine

Sunny Days is full of nostalgic jolts for readers who grew up in those years.... it makes the era a pleasure to revisit.”

The Wall Street Journal

“These shows changed generations of children’s lives, mine included. Kamp has told an inspiring story, powered by love and grace.”

Morgan Neville, Oscar-winning director of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

“David Kamp has long been one of the keenest observers of popular culture. In Sunny Days, he turns that formidable mind to something with real emotional heft, too, and brings back to life a time of hope and optimism amid a country torn apart at the seams. This is an essential book on an essential moment in the history of American television.”

Brian Koppelman, cocreator/showrunner, Showtime’s Billions

Sunny Days is a spellbinder, a word I first heard on The Electric Company. The book evokes a brief golden age of children’s television that was also an age of burnt sienna, goldenrod, and raw umber, the Crayola color palette of a 1970s childhood. David Kamp has beautifully captured (to borrow from James Taylor) those sunny days that I thought would never end.”

Steve Rushin, author of Sting-Ray Afternoons and Nights in White Castle

“In this diligent and lively chronicle, Kamp honors the creators of Sesame Street and the Children’s Television Workshop. Kamp is a meticulous and entertaining writer . . . his passionate, highly engaging media history will thrill pop culture buffs and those who remember these shows from their childhood.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)