“Sunny Days” is full of such nostalgic jolts for readers who grew up in those years....it makes the era a pleasure to revisit."
– WALL STREET JOURNAL
"Fun, fascinating and surprisingly touching."
– PEOPLE MAGAZINE
"[A] lively and bewitching recounting of a particularly ripe period in television and cultural history."
– NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
"It is almost impossible not to feel a warm blanket of nostalgia draped over you as you read; Kamp delivers a sense of comfort and familiarity on every page."
– WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF BOOKS
"David Kamp takes readers on a fascinating journey through the development of one of the most beloved shows on television."
– THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
“Assiduously researched and frolicsome…both an educational odyssey and a balm for uncertain times.”
– O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE
"If you’re looking for a healthy dose of nostalgia, this is your book...a deeply researched cultural history of beloved children’s TV programs—including Sesame Street, Schoolhouse Rock, The Muppets, and many more."
"This passionate, highly engaging media history will thrill pop culture buffs and those who remember these shows from their childhood."
– PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Researchers and nostalgic Sesame Street fans alike will appreciate this thorough, compelling overview of a pivotal period of TV history."
– LIBRARY JOURNAL
"A cultural history of how children's TV, once criticized for banal programming, changed dramatically in the 1960s...Kamp offers a brisk, lively account."
“Enchanting...For readers of a certain generation, Sunny Days will have a thrilling flashback effect, like a fizzy nostalgia drink, and the book's archival photos only enhance the time-tripping experience. For millennial readers, Sunny Days will be both a captivating glimpse at a revolutionary time and a blueprint for what's possible with a little seed money, civic-mindedness, feathers and glue.”
– SHELF AWARENESS
“Sunny Days is a splendid, clever, inspiring, and strangely suspenseful history of the revolution in children’s television that was Sesame Street. For those of us who grew up with the show, it was as natural and essential as oxygen, but Kamp’s detailed reporting reveals that its existence was anything but assured — in fact, it was a miracle. 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 bestseller author
“God, I loved the book…If you’re a Gen-X American who grew up in front of the television set, you gotta read this book…If you enjoyed the sunny days of your childhood, if you’re looking for more sunny days in America, pick up SUNNY DAYS by David Kamp."
– Daniel Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of WHEN and DRIVE
“With Sunny Days, David Kamp captures the pivotal moment when children’s television grew up. It could teach numbers! Letters! Emotions! These shows changed generations of children’s lives, myself included. Kamp has told an inspiring story, powered by love and grace.”
– —MORGAN NEVILLE, Oscar-winning director of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
“A great read. I learned all kinds of things that I didn’t know, even after being at Sesame Street for 50 years.”
– —BOB MCGRATH, original Sesame Street cast member
“Terrific! In one fell swoop, Sunny Days nails an entire historical era of American children’s TV. It took me back to when I worked with all of those extraordinarily talented people.”
– EMILIO DELGADO, Sesame Street cast member for 45 years
“When I read Sunny Days, I can once again see all the faces, human and Muppet and otherwise. Most important, I can feel all the things I felt back then, and I’m grateful for it.”
– QUESTLOVE, from the foreword of Sunny Days
"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 amidst a country torn apart at the seams. This is an essential book on an essential moment in the history of American television."
– BRIAN KOPPELMAN, Co-creator of Billions
“Sunny Days is a terrific read. It’s nostalgic, sure, but it’s also revealing, inspiring, and entirely engrossing.”
– RON HOWARD
"I’ve been asked to contribute to several books over the years, but the one that really impressed my Mama is David Kamp’s Sunny Days.”
– APRIL REIGN, founder of the #OscarsSoWhite movement
“Real. Radical. Revered. Remarkable. Relevant. Revealing. Racy. REVOLUTIONARY. Those are all words that start with R and yes, we are talking about Sesame Street and David Kamp’s fascinating origin story of a show that raised us all.”
– PAMELA ADLON, creator of Better Things
“Anybody interested in the history of television will love Sunny Days. Cool read.”
– MICHAEL IAN BLACK