Book Review: The Monster at the End of This Book and Other Picture Book Favorites

Really, this book needs no introduction.  If you don’t remember lovable, furry old Grover from Sesame Street trying with all his might to keep the reader from turning pages and getting to the monster at the end of the book, then you have missed out on a childhood joy.  It’s not too late to check out this book by Jon Stone and Michael Smollin.  I’ve placed a link to the right.  And in case you forget, Grover finds that he is the monster at the end of the book and tries to put the “and you were so scared” blame on the reader.  Brilliant!  The authors have a known character, engage the readers who can’t help but squealing “Turn it!  Turn the page!”, and an ending that makes the reader and Grover smile.

What is a favorite picture book from your childhood, and what makes it so memorable?  Please share!