The Monster at the End of This Book

The Monster at the End of This Book

Book - 2004
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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.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Golden Books, 2004.
Edition: 1st big little golden book ed.
ISBN: 9780375929137
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.


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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!

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

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