By all accounts, this book is a favorite among toddlers and adults alike. Generations will recall their first time reading along as lovable, furry old Grover begs the reader not to turn the page . . . for a monster is at the end of the book! But, of course, the monster is none other than Grover himself.
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“Do not get confused. This book seems to be written for children, and no doubt they will enjoy it. But this is, hands down, one of the greatest, most lucid and simple books on post-modern angst I can think of. The message: We always have a fear of a painful and uncertain end, and we do whatever we can to avoid the inevitable. But, in the end, the monster is ourselves. Buy this for your favorite existentialist or buddhist. You will not be disappointed. I even used this book as a source for my Master’s Thesis on Absurdist theatre. It warrants praise.” By Cris L. Edwards
“Grover is more than a little nervous – after all, there’s a MONSTER at the end of the book. So, he enacts all kinds of zaniness like gluing the pages together in order to keep (protect) YOU (not him!!) from the monster at the end of the book.
This is the only book I remember my dad reading to me – EVER. (Probably because I asked for it a million times!!) He would act the parts out and change his voice and I would roll on the floor with laughter. When it came to Grover’s antics, my dad would pretend that the pages really *were* stuck together. He’d grunt and groan and s-l-o-w-l-y turn the pages.
I read it to my kids – my children and students alike – in the same manner. And you know what? Everyone rolls on the floor giggling. Everyone has a good time.
I highly recommend this one – it is a great story about the wacky ways we devise to avoid what we think we fear. BUT, it is also a great way to build memories that will last forever with your children.” By Summer Belle
Author: Jon Stone
Kindle price: Hardcover $3.50 Paperback from $196.00 Board book $3.85
Age Range: 3 – 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Lexile Measure: 450L (What’s this?)
Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Golden Books; 2nd ed. edition (May 13, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.2 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,924 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #748 in Books