The Monster at the End of This Book

The Monster at the End of This Book

Book - 2009
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Grover is scared and with good reason. There is a monster at the end of this book! Are you brave enough to turn the last page?
Publisher: Victoria, Australia : Hinkler Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9781741812220
Characteristics: 1 videodisc : col., sd. ; 4 3/4. + 1 book

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Jul 20, 2020

I have read "Monster" more times than I can remember and even as an adult, it's still one of my favorite books. It's very funny seeing the extremes that Grover goes to in order to keep the reader from turning the pages, for that will only bring him closer to the end of the book. The story is a little suspenseful but in a funny and exciting kind of way and the ending is just-well, you'll just have to read it and find out! Kids and adults will love it for sure. How can anyone not love Grover?

Jan 16, 2020

I read this for the "Written in the 1970's" part of my 2020 reading challenge. I had a newer edition of this book as a kid and it's always been one of my favorites.

IndyPL_BambiP Dec 02, 2019

The is one of my favorite picture books of all time! My kids have loved it, my storytime kids have loved it. Its a book that is very easy to get animated with and make very fun to read to children.

knitsewrainbow Oct 28, 2019

One of my all-time favorite children's books. I love reading it in a Grover voice and seeing the children's anticipation build as I turn the pages!

IndyPL_ShannonO Oct 07, 2019

It's October so that means stories about ghosts and monsters - but those stories don't always have to be scary. That's why I love reading this book for story times. Kids love how silly Grover gets in the book - from trying to tie down the pages so we can't turn them to yelling in gigantic speech bubbles to stop reading the book altogether. The kids are always eager to see me turn the page to see what Grover will do next, and they will definitely ask you to read the book over and over again. If you haven't read this book yet, you are in for a treat. It's fun all the way to the end!

VaughanPLKelly Jun 17, 2019

This was one of my favourite books from childhood. It features the character of Grover from "Sesame Street," who is afraid of the monster at the end of the book. Grover tries to make it so that readers won't turn the page,from rope, to nails, to bricks, but ultimately fails to stop you from turning the page. However, once we reach the end, Grover discovers that there is nothing to fear.

It could be a good conversation starter to discuss the concept of fear, and overcoming fear, with your child, in a fun, safe, and hilarious way.

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!

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.

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