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The Monster at the End of this Book (Sesame Street) [Hardcover]

Jon Stone , Michael Smollin
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
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May 11 2004 Big Little Golden Book
Many adults name this book as their favorite Little Golden Book. Generations of kids have interacted with lovable, furry old Grover as he begs the reader not to turn the page—for fear of a monster at the end of the book. “Oh, I am so embarrassed,” he says on the last page . . . for, of course, the monster is Grover himself!

This all-time favorite is now available as a Big Little Golden Book—perfect for lap-time reading.

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Jon Stone was the first head writer for Sesame Street and was one of the show’s principal directors and producers for over 24 years.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Memories in the Making June 24 2001
Format:Board book
Grover is more than a little nervous - after all, there's a MONSTER at the end of the book. So, he enacts all kinds of zaniness like gluing the pages together in order to keep (protect) YOU (not him!!) from the monster at the end of the book.
This is the only book I remember my dad reading to me - EVER. (Probably because I asked for it a million times!!) He would act the parts out and change his voice and I would roll on the floor with laughter. When it came to Grover's antics, my dad would pretend that the pages really *were* stuck together. He'd grunt and groan and s-l-o-w-l-y turn the pages.
I read it to my kids - my children and students alike - in the same manner. And you know what? Everyone rolls on the floor giggling. Everyone has a good time.
I highly recommend this one - it is a great story about the wacky ways we devise to avoid what we think we fear. BUT, it is also a great way to build memories that will last forever with your children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Monster From the Very Beginning March 24 2004
By Mike D.
Format:Board book
Of course, to see a person's blurb on a novel (or novella) such as this one, you would estimate the person's age to be either that of a parent, such as say 26 or 32, or that of a small child, perhaps four or even six. However, considering my spelling and grammar in the first sentence, you can probably deduce that the latter is not applicable. As for the former, I've got a ways to go.
Basically, I'm a college student who was so profoundly touched by this work of book that I must stress its greatness to those generations that look up to me so dearly (yes, all of them). Essentially, the repeated reading of this book at an early age for me created a lens through which all other works of suspense were viewed and interpreted. Needless to say, Hitchcock never did it for me, and waiting for twists at the end of "The Twilight Zone" was like waiting for crust at the end of a piece of pizza.
No, not a single work of suspense could top this one. Told in the most ominous second person, protagonist Grover implores the reader not to turn the pages, for there is, as the title may suggest, a flesh eating virus hidden within the pages of the book itself. Just kidding, there's actually a monster at the end of the book, and if you wish to ignore the age-old adage that "curiousity killed the cat," then you just might find this out for yourself. (I, on Grover's recommendation, did not in fact turn the pages for several months after starting the book, until my mommy assured me that it was okay. Needless to say, I trust my own mother over a Muppet.)
At the risk of giving away any scant fragment of the ending, I must cease my review here. But be forewarned, the trip to the end of the book will be a thrilling one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't turn the page! Jan. 6 2003
Format:Board book
I wandered into the room of my best friend's three-year-old son, preparing to read him a book before he went to bed. When I saw this book among the pile on his floor, I got nostalgic. Really nostalgic. My mom read me the same book when I was his age, and I love, LOVE this book.
Not only does it teach you that sometimes the answer to all of your questions is right in front of you, but it does so by giving you pages of Grover, one of the most hysterical, lovable Muppets. The rattling of Grover's nerves, and the actual building of suspense in a picture book, keep the reader turning the book's pages -- even though Grover BEGS you not to do so. The reader is actually included in the narrative, for the book involves only Grover talking to the reader. The book thus becomes involving very quickly and entertaining throughout it.
Plus, the final punchline is a great payoff.
If you have children, this is an absolute must. Unlike other books from children's shows, this one's intelligent, maintains proper values and isn't beat-me-over-the-head annoying.
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Format:Board book
Get this book. It's the best bucks you'll ever spend. My 17 year old high school senior daughter's class was asked to bring their favorite book from childhood to class. They had to read the books to the entire class. Of course she took this book. The entire class voted this book their favorite. Imagine an entire class of 16 & 17 year olds giggling and laughing over something they normally wouldn't be caught dead looking at. She told how her mommy would act out the voices and plead and beg them to not turn the page, and how they would beg to be allowed their turn to turn the page and see how upset Grover got with them. They would giggle and laugh and always act surprised with Grover when they found out who the monster was. As they got older they would try to comfort Grover cause he was so afraid, and reassure him the monster wouldn't hurt him. Later when my daughter imagined monsters under her bed, and for three nights in a row I couldn't get her to sleep by herself, I remembered the book and got it out and read it for her. She was actually smiling when she went to bed and looked under her bed hoping to find a monster! There's only one problem ,you need to buy several books, because we went thru three while they were growing up, and I bought four more for future grandchildren. Now everytime someone has a baby I buy a book to include with the blankets and gowns. After all warm fuzzy memories are what it's all about.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I loved this book as a child and I bought it for my daughter.
Published 1 month ago by JSY
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book.
I have always enjoyed this book since I was a kid and now I get to share it with my own.
Published 2 months ago by Janelle
1.0 out of 5 stars Very cheaply made version of a great book.
I have many well made Golden Books but this one, I am sad to say, is not well made at all. Pages of book are wider than the covers.
Published 4 months ago by Anne Herringer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Best book ever recommended to everyone now everyone wants one so I went through Amazon to get it everyone one of my kids have a copy for their kids
Published 6 months ago by Jeanette Laliberty
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourites!
This book is adorable. A quick read as one of many for a bed time story. Not too long, but more than 4 or 5 words on each page like many toddler books. Read more
Published 6 months ago by kjklewis
5.0 out of 5 stars childhood fave
Childhood favorite that still makes me giggle. My son loves it now as much as I did when I was his age. Brilliant!
Published 6 months ago by dawn toering boyes
5.0 out of 5 stars great kids book
I bought this book for my nephew's baby shower and I love it. Make sure if you get this book that you read it in Grover's voice, makes all the difference.
Published 8 months ago by Beverly McCool
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite for all generations
This was my favorite book as a child and is now one of my toddler's favorite. Probably helps that I read it in Grover's voice. :)
Published 8 months ago by Miss Celine M Beaupre
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Cute!
This is one of my favourite books from my childhood. I had to add it to my collection! Starring the lovable and memorable Grover!
Published 12 months ago by Anonanon
4.0 out of 5 stars So much fun!
My kids (4&3.5) LOVE this book, every time we read it! They each take turns "turning" the page in anticipation of finding the "monster" (GROVER) at the end of the... Read more
Published 12 months ago by K3BARBER
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