This book was a favorite of my eldest daughter who is now 20 years old and majoring in creative writing. The story gives the adult reader the chance to be silly--to use extreme emotion while reading to little ones and to imitate the voice of a beloved TV character. Preschoolers will love it and pretend they don't want to reach the end of the book, just like Grover. We wore out 3 copies over the years!
My dauther is 7 and still loves this book. It's so funny! Read it with lots of expression. Grover is scared to death of the monster he thinks he'll find at the end of the book, and he'll do anything to keep you from turning pages!
I loved this book as a child and now as a parent. Big surprise at the end of the book, your kids will love it.
I remember this book from my childhood. I loved it then and still love it now. I got a copy to pass along to a friend's son for his birthday. For those familiar with Sesame Street and Grover (and there are few who aren't), you can almost hear Grover's voice telling you not to turn the page and get closer to the monster waiting at the end of the book.
This is a short and sweet book perfect for bedtime unless your little one actually listens to Grover's please to not turn the page! Lots of opportunities for sound effects - huffing and puffing, pounding with a hammer, crashing down a brick wall, simply fun.