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Sunday 19 September 2021

Review: The Monster at the End of This Book

The Monster at the End of This Book is a special 50th anniversary edition of the bestselling book starring the much-loved, furry, blue Muppet named Grover.

Grover is, of course, one of the stars of Sesame Street.

It's a book that's highly interactive.

Grover speaks directly to the reader throughout.

The title of the book is what first raises concerns for Grover. 

There's a monster involved, and Grover doesn't want to encounter a monster!

He pleads with the reader to be quiet and not to turn the page, because that way the monster might not make an appearance.

Would you turn the page if it would lead to a monster? Can Grover stop the pages from being turned by tying them up, or nailing them shut?

The anticipation builds as you read each page, and you might be able to guess just who the monster at the end of the book is. And when you reach the book's ending, you'll find that there was nothing for Grover or anyone else to be afraid of.

A classic publication, The Monster at the End of This Book is a book to able to be enjoyed by everyone.

Title: The Monster at the End of This Book
Author: Jon Stone
Illustrator: Mike Smollin
Publisher: Scholastic Australia, $ 19.99
Publication Date: August 2021
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781761129476
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Books