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The Exciting Adventures of Super-Grover

The Exciting Adventures of Super-Grover by Emily Perl Kingsley; ill. Joe Mathieu (Western Publishing Company, 1978) Grover’s quasi-heroic alter ego was good for laughs on Sesame Street itself but falls horribly flat in this oversized Golden Book. The illustrations are passable but the stories are pure cardboard, reaching futilely for humour while lacking both imagination and basic craft.    

The Monster at the End of This Book

The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone; ill. Mike Smollin (Western Publishing Company, 1971) Little Golden Books are for the most part unreadable, yet here amongst them lies a classic. Grover, learning of the eponymous monster at the end of the book, attempts by persuasion and then fortifying illustrations to prevent the reader from turning pages.…