They say that kids and pets are the two most frustrating creatures to work with. I think we’re giving pets a bad rap. This is the closest I could get to an interview with either of my kids this past week.
Rhi is “reviewing” one of her favorite books. According to my mom, I was a huge fan of it as a little child as well. As a parent, I find it a tough read–it only works if you can get yourself into hyper dramatic read aloud place. There are days I’m just too tired.
The plot–Grover is scared of the monster, and begs you/tries to stop you from turning the page. But of course you do. And Grover discovers that the only monster there is him! It’s….okay. It’s a damn sight better than the retread they did in the last decade called the “OTHER” monster at the end of the book, starring Elmo (one of the least necessary books ever published). At least neither of them rhymes.
If your kid likes Sesame Street and you’re good with voices, it can be a winner. If they’re not, or you’re not–give it a pass.