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March 25, 2020 8:55 AM   Subscribe

 
This was one of my favorites when I was little, and it makes me happy to still see it going with my own kids!
posted by CostcoCultist at 9:31 AM on March 25 [2 favorites]


thank you for this I liked it very much
posted by Countess Elena at 9:41 AM on March 25


what a perfect little video
posted by jazon at 9:50 AM on March 25


For an instant, I wondered how Grover was reading the book without looking at the pages.
posted by Mogur at 10:02 AM on March 25 [9 favorites]


I used to read this to my little sister, it's a fun book to read out loud.
posted by doctor_negative at 10:10 AM on March 25 [1 favorite]


I loved the kids' reactions, and the "Thank you" at the end. :)
posted by figment of my conation at 10:13 AM on March 25 [7 favorites]


I loved this book as a kid, and I like it even more as an adult with little kid giggles interrupting the narrative. This is wonderful.
posted by gladly at 10:20 AM on March 25 [4 favorites]


An inspired reading!
posted by JawnBigboote at 10:35 AM on March 25


A delight!!
posted by Kitchen Witch at 12:09 PM on March 25


Thank you! This was such a favourite of mine when I was a kid.

Incidentally it also makes Grover a fun choice while playing Celebrity Heads. No one ever thinks to ask “Am I a Monster?”.
posted by arha at 2:10 PM on March 25 [1 favorite]


I loved this book as as a kid too. Over four and a half decades later, I still remember Grover lying there in a pile of bricks saying "Do you know that you are very strong?".
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 2:12 PM on March 25 [14 favorites]


Thank you for posting this, it brought back so many nice memories for me!!!
posted by carlypennylane at 4:14 PM on March 26


Ahh, the book the introduced a generation to self-referential texts!
posted by uberchet at 8:12 AM on March 27 [1 favorite]


If you're having trouble finding the book, there's also an app version (playthrough video on YouTube, 6:44). There's another monster book app, as a sequel of sorts, with Grover and Elmo (YT playthrough, 6:30). Complete with Grover (and Elmo) voices, but distinctly missing little kid giggles from the video in the OP :)

I've played the first app, and it was kind of laggy on my kiddo's Kindle, FWIW. It appears to run quite nicely on the iOS in those videos.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:19 AM on March 27


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