Terrifying, isn't it?The Monster at the End of this Book
is a classic Sesame Street
picture book written by Jon Stone and illustrated by Mike Smollin. It consists entirely of Grover pleading with the reader, more and more desperately, to stop reading the book — because he's read the title page
and is afraid of monsters.
In 1996, a sequel was published, titled Another Monster at the End of This Book
, in which Grover is joined by Elmo. There, Grover again attempts to stop the reader from making it to the end of the book, while Elmo encourages the reader to continue reading.
It can be read here
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