Book Review - The Monster at the End of This Book

The Monster at the End of this Book (Big Little Golden Book)The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I first had the idea for writing a review about this book, I wondered if I would even be able to make it beyond a few sentences. I mean, writing a review for a silly children's story isn't exactly groundbreaking material.

However, just because it's a kid's book doesn't mean I can't share it with you, does it?

My Synopsis

The Monster at the End of this Book let's us communicate with the Sesame Street friend, Grover, as he struggles with overcoming his fear of Monsters. Having read the title page, he's desperate to prevent you, as the reader, from getting to the end of the book, and thus the monster! What he doesn't know, and what the reader is surprised to discover is a mystery that will keep you and your small friends reading it again and again.

My Thoughts

The Monster at the End of this Book is a super fun, interactive reading experience that draws a child into it in a way that many static books can never hope to achieve. Each page presents the new, and increasingly funny obstacle of turning the next page, and watching with bright eyes for Grover's hilarious response.

Of course, the book was meant to be read with specific energy. In fact, how could the reader not read it with the excitement that it demands? It draws older audiences in too, entertaining them with the child's delight, and the creative story.

Not only that, but for us older readers, if we really look, we can see a lesson of ourselves. It might be a bit of a stretch to say such a thing. It's true, though! How often do we get worked up about something that proves to have been nothing after all? We build walls and barricades in an effort to prevent our fears from approaching, only to have it dodge our walls and discover that it was nothing that we couldn't handle, especially with help from the Lord. Unlike Grover, though, who leaves embarrassed, we are given grace to pick us back up from our embarrassment and set us back on the way again.

My recommendation? Definitely read this book. It's a reading experience that you and your little friend's will never forget. :)

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1 comment:

  1. Haha, cute!! If Noah wasn't scared of Sesame Street, I'd look into getting this for him...alas, he's seen it one too many times in the hospital, so he associates it with that. :-P Good review, as always! :-)



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