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The Monster at the End of This Book

The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone

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Furry, blue Grover stars in this wildly popular Golden title that features a "monster at the end of this book." Beloved by a generation of fans who have discovered its sweet-natured suspense since the original publication in 1971, this laugh-out-loud read is bound to make its way into the hearts of a new generation, as readers see Grover trying to prevent them from turning pages -- and moving him toward a potentially harrowing meeting with the monster. Despite begging, tying pages together with rope, nailing pages together, and more, a scared Grover only gets closer and closer, until the last page, when we all are introduced to the creature himself. A hilarious, can't-miss treasure that puts a little egg on Grover's face and will definitely be read again and again.

My mom used to read this book to me when I was a little kid in the early 80s. It was my favorite book, and I begged her for it every night before bed. Grover's begging pleas, humor and frustration were the perfect mix for a bedtime story.

Now 30 years later, I've been given the opportunity to share it with my 4 1/2 year old nephew who apparently enjoys the story just as much as me! After reading it to him, he proceeded to take the book away and "read" it to me - twice! - with his own variation on the story. Because he can't quite read, he simply told me what was happening on each page.

If you have kids, I highly recommend you put this in your library. And even if you don't, go out and read it. It's heartwarming and funny. You won't be disappointed!

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