The Monster at the End of This Book

The Monster at the End of This Book
Jon Stone ~ Illustrated by Mike Smollin

I didn’t grow up in the 70’s or anything but having thrifty grandparents meant lots and lots of vintage finds, including books. I believe I read a ton of Sesame Street books before ever having watched an episode on T.V. however; I can’t say I ever came across The Monster at the End of This Book. I really wish our paths had crossed years and years before because this might be one of the most hilarious kid’s books out there!

In its first year of publication, the book, which is one of the first to star Grover, sold two million copies and is still considered an all-time one-year sales record for a single book.
It is written in comic book style, utilizing thought bubbles and various styles of text, but the most appealing element of The Monster at the End of This Book is what lengths Grover will go to keep you from turning another page, all so he can avoid the monster which turns out to be HIM!
Luckily, I stumbled across it during a trip to the thrift store and The BOOG spotted it on the shelf (She has Sesame Street radar) and now it is one of our preferred titles when we feel like giggling.

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