Behind every beloved children’s program is a team of creative geniuses. Christopher Cerf, multiple Grammy and Emmy winner and a member of RIF’s board, is one such genius. His work on Sesame Street, where he was a longtime musical contributor, and Between the Lions, which he co-created and co-produced, has brought joy to countless children and their families while at the same time encouraging reading.
This year, his contributions to children’s literature and literacy were recognized at the 2012 Carle Honors. Upon accepting his honor, Cerf told the audience that “TV can help preserve a book, but not replace it.”
We couldn’t agree more – and we’re proud to count ourselves among his fans who so appreciate all he’s done to preserve – and promote – the books we so adore.