Sesame Street – Another Monster at the End of This Book
Adapted by Meg Roth based on the original story by Jon Stone
Publisher: Studio Fun International, an imprint of Printer’s Row Publishing Group, 2018
This book has been around for quite a while. I remember reading it to my children, and I doubt it was newly published even then. However, it is one of those stories that never loses its charm and this new interactive version makes it even more fun.
Sesame Street characters Grover and Elmo are having a little difference of opinion. Grover is determined that they should not go to the end of the book because there is a monster lurking there. Scary! Elmo, however, is anxious to get there. He wants a good look at the monster. So he – and the reader – go racing through the pages to see just what or who is waiting at the end of the book.
Each page is filled with fun pictures, lots of large letters, and some sort of interactive portion. Some pages have flaps to turn back. Some have pull-out sections, while others are textured or have peek-a-boo holes in them. The last page, on which we finally meet the monster, has a nice, big, pop-up display.
This book is a great selection for the read-aloud crowd, and it is the kind of book they are going to want to pick up and read through on their own. Fortunately, the pages are heavy (board book heavy) and the construction is pretty solid. Still, it may have to be replaced at some point as it is sure to be a favorite book for many readers.
Note: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.