The Monster at the End of This Book

The Monster at the End of This Book

Featuring Grover, A Jim Henson Muppet, as Performed on Sesame Street by Frank Oz

Book - 1977
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Grover worries page by page about meeting the monster at the end of this book.
Publisher: [Racine, Wis.] : Golden Books ., c1977.
ISBN: 9780307160256
Branch Call Number: JE/STON
Characteristics: [23] p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Smollin, Michael - Illustrator


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Nov 06, 2018

This was my favourite book as a child and I was so glad that my son loved it too. He just cracked up at Grover telling him NOT to turn the page!

SPPL_Anna Mar 22, 2018

My copy growing up was from a rummage sale and the last page was torn out so I didn't know for the longest time about the very last page. I didn't get that wonderful final punctuation of a joke until much later, and I really love it.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 08, 2018

One of my favorite books from childhood, kids will love defying Grover's pleas to stop turning the pages.

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.

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!

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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