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"Oh, hi Rosita, Isn't this a beautiful day for the Easter picnic? Look, we're bringing marshmallow chicks"
―Big Bird [src]

Rosita, La Monstrua de las Cuevas is an Hispanic puppet character from Sesame Street. She first appeared on the show in 1993 in Season 24. Rosita likes to play the guitar. In her most prevalent role, she appears in the "Spanish Moment of the Day" to pronounce words in Spanish, and then explain what they mean in English.

Rosita has a fairly large family, who have been seen on Sesame Street in a few episodes. Rosita was originally going to be a fruit bat, but that plan was eventually changed to make her a monster.

Official Biography

from sesameworkshop.org {{cquote|Rosita is an exuberant, playful girl. Her full name, Rosita la Monstrua de las Cuevas, means "The Monster of the Caves". She is from Mexico, and speaks both Spanish and English, often combining words from both languages when she speaks. Rosita uses her hands when she communicates with others, and she conveys her warmth through touching and hugging.

Illustrated Rosita

Rosita-Ilustrated

Rosita has appeared in a number of Sesame Street children's booksRosita's Easter On Sesame Street. She sings a song in the book with the tune of "The ABC Song" (pictured), which is about easter, easter eggs, and Twiddlebugs. There are a few differences between the puppet version and the illustrated version of Rosita, such as her face. The illustrated version has her eyebrows slightly larger than the puppet version.

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