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Please Do Not Open this Book! (Bright & Early Playtime Books) Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Bright & Early Playtime Books
  • Hardcover: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Ina edition (August 22, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375836837
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375836831
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #726,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jon Stone was the first head writer for Sesame Street and was one of the show’s principal directors and producers for over 24 years.


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I loved this book as a child and now I love reading it with my children.
Trish
At bedtime my sons would beg me to read "the monster at the end of this book" to them.
PM in KY
When I had kids of mine own, I found a copy at Goodwill and I was so excited!
killashandra

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By DJ Joe Sixpack HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on November 28, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This pop-up version of the 1970s Sesame Street classic, "The Monster At The End Of This Book" captures the same sense of fun and goofy audience participation as the original. The pop-up gags are enjoyable -- when Grover tries to tie the book shut, or nail the pages shut in order to prevent readers from getting to the end, we now get to see him pulling on the rope and hammering the nails. When his brick wall collapses, a 3-D Grover now sits among the wreckage. In opting for the participatory style of the pop-up medium, this new version mildly undercuts the book's original attraction, the fun that kids can have when adults ask them, "Do you think we should turn the page this time? maybe we should stop reading the book..." They can still howl nooooooo! turn the page! but with the thrill of a pop-up behind each page, it's harder to make the case that maybe we should give poor Grover a break, just this once. Of course none of this prevented my kid from insisting we read this one over and over -- she'd read both the original version and the shorter board-book edition before, but she really went ga-ga over this one. So, it's been road-tested in our household, and passed with flying colors. A fun book. Poor Grover.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Julie B. Cannon on May 2, 2010
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When I read the description for this book, it gave me the impression it was a new chapter so to speak in the Monster at the End of the Book. It was nothing of the sort. All this book is, is the original story with some pop-ups and pull tabs. My Grandaughter, who is two years old, has had the original since she was born. It is her favorite story!! Once she saw the book, she too was a bit disappointed. The interaction ment nothing to her! However, she thought she had two of the same favorite stories so I couldn't take it away from her to return it or I would have.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 7, 2006
Format: Hardcover
While the interactive pulls, zips and wheels may not be appropriate for library lending collections, parents and any with kids in the home will want to consider the 35th anniversary edition of Sesame Street's best-selling book MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK, which has been adapted here into a 'Bright and Early Playtime' title blending text from the original with tab slides, flaps and more. Mike Smollin's bright Sesame Street illustrations come to life in a fun presentation kids will enjoy.
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My youngest son loves when I read this story to him. I recommend this book to other parents of toddlers.
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By Dori on May 21, 2013
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I loved "The Monster at the End of This Book" when I was a child. I bought "Please Do Not Open This Book!" for my daughter and she has such fun reading it! Funny, engaging... with a surprise ending that makes you giggle. :)
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She was stunned when I got it for her children and stated
'How did you know this was my favorite book? Kids young or old
She is now sharing that with my grandkids after our talk about it - Hee-hee LOL
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By Brynnlux on June 23, 2011
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I had this same book when I was little, but without the interactive tabs and things. Mine was a Little Golden Book. I am so glad I found this version. My daughter loves it! We read it at least twice a day. She knows it almost by heart. I can't tell you how many times I've had to tape it back together. She tries to rescue Grover from the pile of bricks. We also have the other version without the tabs and she loves both equally.
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This is my absolute favorite kids book. I learned to read from this book as a small child. Basically, I made everyone read this book to me so many times that I essentially memorized what every word was/looked like. When I had kids of mine own, I found a copy at Goodwill and I was so excited! I figured that they weren't publishing it anymore, so I was very happy. I read it to my oldest many times. I went to a local bookstore looking for a present for another child and found it on the bookshelf. Perfect! I truly think that every kid should have this book read to them. Especially if you can imitate Grover's voice as you read it.
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