The Monster at the End of This Book

The Monster at the End of This Book

Book - 1971
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By all accounts, this book is a favorite among toddlers and adults alike. Generations will recall their first time reading along as lovable, furry old Grover begs the reader not to turn the page . . . for a monster is at the end of the book! But, of course, the monster is none other than Grover himself.

A classic, not to be missed.
Publisher: New York : Golden Books in conjunction with Sesame Workshop, c1971, 1999.
ISBN: 9780307010858
0307010856
9781480618909
148061890X
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm.

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Reading this book was my first experience with interactive storytelling. Did you know that turning a page can knock down an entire brick wall?

Grover has heard that the end of this book has a monster. Can you overpower him to be able to get to the book's end to find out who is there?


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GCPL_EarlyLit Oct 23, 2017

So much drama, so much tension! I could barely stand it as a child. Maybe that's why it's now one of my favorite storytime reads of all time.

VaughanPLSarahN Feb 07, 2017

I once, pretentiously described this book as a "brilliant postmodern piece," and I stand by my opinion. Grover maintains his lovable, furry old, melodramatic tendencies as he fights to keep his reader from turning the page so we can all avoid the dreaded monster at the end of the book prophesied by the title. Wow, he makes me melodramatic too.

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BridgettM
Aug 10, 2016

This is a must-read classic for young children and their parents/caregivers. I've read many Sesame Street books, and this one is the best and most memorable.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 3-5. Furry old Grover begs the reader not to turn the pages because there’s a monster at the end of the book. Don’t be afraid, however, as the monster is none other than Grover himself.

send2china20 Apr 23, 2015

My 6 month old holds his cookie monster plush toy while I read this book to him. Its fun!

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danicap
Jul 01, 2014

this book is suitable for all ages and fun to read

lilmisslibrary Apr 07, 2011

My all time favourite book from my childhood - and still love to read it to my son. Classic.

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theresa
Apr 28, 2010

Kids will love helping to turn the pages of this fun book. This should become a storytime favourite.

sit_walk Sep 07, 2009

Hilarious! And, as a parent reading it out loud, there's lots of opportunity for crazy voices and volume.

Grover Aug 06, 2009

A great storytime book, with a very simple audience (repeated) participation opportunity!

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red_cat_115759 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 10

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