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The Monster at the End of This Book (1971)

by Jon Stone, Mike Smollin (Illustrator)

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"The Monster at the End of This Book," is another absolute favorite of mine. My dad used to read it to me and when my siblings came along, I read it to them. It is an adorable story. Grover, keeps warning the reader about the big scary monster at the end of the book, begging the reader not to go any further. I remember this book so clearly. The voice of grover really stands out, especially since my dad used to read it with his voice. There is no real point to this book except it is made to help children become aquatinted with reading a book and there is a surprise at the end!
  ctrain6 | Mar 13, 2019 |
This book is the book I taught myself how to read with when I was about 3 or 4 years old. Because of that it will hold a special place in my life. ( )
  VhartPowers | Dec 27, 2018 |
A deeply moving psychological portrait of a disturbed individual.

The Monster at the End of this Book is truly a compelling piece of literature. Jon Stone delves into the subtle nuances that make up a neurotic individual through the persona of the "lovable furry old Grover." Grover - during his heroic endeavor of breaking the fourth wall, has become convinced that there is a Monster at the end of this book. Unaware of what is housed deep within the darkest recesses of his very soul he begs, nay, pleads with the reader to entreat him for to not turn another page. Yet the reader does, and over the course of the novel continuous to do so further destroying the very foundations of rhyme and reason within the muppets mind.

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1 vote Lepophagus | Jun 14, 2018 |
A fun, scary picture book trying to keep you from reading to the end of the book....there is a monster there.....waiting for YOU
  CECC9 | May 8, 2018 |
In this book, Grover keeps telling the readers not to turn the page, but as they continue reading, he gets more and more frantic.
  cturner16 | Apr 10, 2018 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 037582913X, Hardcover)

Many, 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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Grover worries page by page about meeting the monster at the end of this book.

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