Sunday, May 15, 2011

Children's Corner: The Monster at the End of this Book

The Monster at the End of this Book (Sesame Street) (Big Little Golden Book)Summary: Lovable, furry old Grover is distressed to learn that there's a monster at the end of this book! He begs readers not to turn the pages, but of course kids feel they just have to see this monster for themselves. Grover is astonished--and kids are delighted--to discover who  is really the monster at the end of the book! ~product description

Review:  I remember finding this one in a doctor's office waiting room when I was little. And I remember getting it out of the library to share with my then baby brother. I was full of giggles when I first read it and it still makes me smile to this day ...or that could be because of my daughter's gales of laughter too.

Grover is nervous about what he may find on the last page and goes to great lengths to keep the reader from turning the page -he pleads, he nails pages together, he even builds a brick wall. (Grover is scared of monsters!) [Spoiler Alert] The monster at the end of the book is, of course, lovable, furry old Grover.  He is embarrassed and tries to save face as he remembers that not all monsters are scary. Grover teaches children that it's okay to worry, but sometimes a little more information can show you there's really nothing to worry about.

I love passing this story down to my daughter and I hope someday she will be able to share it too.
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2 comments :

Susanne May 17, 2011 at 7:18 AM  

My nephew Sammy LOVES this book! I read it to him several times a week. One night, he decided to read it to me,so I had to record it: http://heysus74.blogspot.com/2010/10/sammy-reads-monster-book.html

Jael May 18, 2011 at 2:25 PM  

One of my favorites of all time!!

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