Very hard to choose, but I voted for Kermie the Frog. I'll always vote for him. (My son, now 28, called him "Kermie a Throg" when very little.
As far as the book, doesn't it come out in September? I preorderd it on Amazon. Lots less expensive.
About having to wait, I have to wait until December 25th for the next Star Trek movie. Too long!