Friday, 3 June 2011

The Monster at the End of this Book Starring Lovable, Furry Old Grover by Jon Stone

For original illustrations and very groovy colors try to get your hands on an original Little Golden Book version (published in 1971).  For anyone who may not have read it, Grover spends the entire book trying to get you to not turn the page, thus avoiding the monster at the end.  He's in hysterics by the end when you manage to break through the brick wall he's constructed.

I ordered this one for myself before E was even born and was surprised when he took it off the shelf a few months ago and handed it to me to read. He's never seen Sesame St but seems to be very excited by Grover nonetheless. I can remember reading it to one of my nephews when he was about 5 years old but I think much younger children will still enjoy it.  We don't always get through the text word for word but something about the pictures, the colors and Grover on the verge of a nervous breakdown makes this one a favorite that should last for another few years at least.

1 comment:

  1. that's definitely a favorite around here too! andy actually freaked out when he saw grover in action on sesame street for the first time the other day.