Join me all month for my favorite picture books!
November is Picture Book Month and I want to embark on a project to share my favorite picture books as well as reboot my love of books and libraries.
Today’s book: The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone
Why I like this book
- It stars lovable, furry, old Grover (who was always a favorite of mine!)
- It was one of the first books I used to read when my niece was a wee toddler.
- It’s so much fun to read!
About the book
Grover is terrified upon learning that there is a MONSTER at the end of the book and through a series of zany actions begs readers not to turn the page.
I love reading this book with my library littles. They enjoy my (over) reacting to Grover begging them to not turn the page. it’s interactive. I can get the readers involved by having them help me turn the page. On the surface it’s a fun story about Grover trying to convince the reader not to read the book and save him (and us) from this unknown monster. Sometimes I think this is a book about running from our true selves.
Interactive books are fun to read. Interactive books can give children the opportunity to take part in the storyline, helping them hone decision making skills. These books can contain animated sounds, actions and special effects, making the reading experience even more captivating and exciting.
Other favorite interactive titles are
We Are in a Book by Mo Willems
Don’t Push the Button by Bill Cotter
Can You Make a Scary Face by Jan Thomas
All of these books can be found at your local library or local bookstore.
Thanks for reading!