Monday, May 11, 2009

The Monster at the End of This Book

I hope everyone had a terrific Mother's Day! And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming....

I'm in my early 40s, and I still own my original copy of this wonderful classic, The Monster at the End of this Book, starring Grover from Sesame Street. When I was little, I thought this was the cleverest book ever written, and it still makes me smile to this day. So out of curiosity, I searched Amazon to see if they might have it in a board book version small enough to fit in a stocking, and lo! According to Amazon, this edition measures 5.7 x 4.2 x 0.6 inches. So it might take a wide-mouthed stocking, but it is just possible! This is the perfect read-aloud book, especially if you as the reader don't mind hamming it up with voices and "special effects" (my favorite is when the brick wall comes crashing down).

(There's even a "sequel" that incorporates Elmo, titled Another Monster at the End of This Book. Not quite as good as the original, of course, but still enjoyable.)

What: The Monster at the End of This Book
Where: Amazon or elsewhere
How much (as of today's post): $4.99 (plus shipping)


Jingle said...

This is one of the best books EVER!!!!!

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

This is one of our favorite books too. Thanks for posting on my blog! I love stocking stuffers.

Meredith said...

(saw this post through the "you might also like") THis was my all time fave book as a child. I now have several copies for my kids and I think the Elmo one is so cute also! "Turny, turny, turn turn..."