The Monster at the end of this Book – Review

Rewind a few decades to when The Monster at the end of this Book was being read to you!

If you were like me, you might remember Grover begging you not to turn the page because there was a monster at the end of the book. You put poor old Grover through torture by turning each page.

The Monster at the End of this Book page - Grover yelling "You turned the page!"
Grover simply could not believe that you were turning pages TOWARDS the monster!

Grover had explained very clearly why you shouldn’t turn pages. If you stopped turning pages, you wouldn’t get to the monster at the end of the book. Why, oh why didn’t you listen?

Grover takes matters into his own hands.

Well, since you didn’t listen to his bullet-proof logic and ignored his warnings, Grover resorted to some ultra-innovative ways to stop you from turning pages.

Grover tying the pages together so you cannot turn pages.

He tied the pages together with ropes, nailed pages together and even tried making a solid brick wall to protect you from yourself! But you were far too strong for mere ropes and walls. You just kept ploughing through pages.

Grover building a brick wall so you cannot turn the page the the monster at the end of the book.

Soon Grover realised he was powerless to stop a renegade like you from turning pages, so as a last resort, he begged you. It was a pretty good idea, but unfortunately, his begging had little effect on a stone cold picture book hero like yourself.

Now Grover is begging you to not turn the page because the monster at the end of the book is on the next page.

And of course, at the end, Grover was the monster at the end and Grover was soooooo embarrassed that he was scared. You on the other hand were the bravest kid in the world, charging towards the monster all along. And you couldn’t wait to do it all again and again and again.

Passing it on

You can satisfy those nostalgic cravings and pass the experience down the line to your own kids. The Monster At The End of This Book is still in print after all these years! So go ahead and grab it on Booktopia or Amazon and share the fun with your own kids, grandkids or students.

Over to you! What was your favourite book growing up? Have you shared the story with your kids? Let me know in the comments! And sign up to my email list for a monthly roundup of book reviews, book creator interviews and more.


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