THE FURRIEST

The Monster on Cheeky Design

Take a walk with me down memory lane, specifically to the year 1971, when the timeless classic, The Monster at the End of the Street, was written. Can you believe that Sesame Street has been around that long…even longer really, as it’s original air date was November 10th, 1969! Well I feel lucky to be able to share in the furry antics of those familiar characters with my own children now and I love EVEN more that the Little Golden Books continue to publish the classics of our youth for less than $4 a pop. Here is Grover at his wildest, convinced that there is a monster on the final page of the book. He begs and pleads with his reader, in great hand lettering by the way, not to turn any pages, only to discover on the final page (spoiler?) that the monster is indeed “lovable, furry old Grover” himself. I think what is so valuable in the message of this classic is it redefines “monsters” as cute, fuzzy, lovable characters once again. My 3-year-old was nervous when we first started reading this book, fearing for the worst. But, I really do think it helped him realize not everything considered a “monster” has to be scary…thanks Grover!

The Monster on Cheeky Design
The Monster on Cheeky Design