Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Simchick - The Monster at the End of This Book

The Monster at the End of this Book is a kids book with Grover from Sesame Street. Each time you turn the page Grover tries to get you to stop turning them until finally you get to the end of the book and the only monster there is Grover. If you haven't read the book before it is a really short read. Here's a link to an online version:

This idea comes from the part of the book where Grover builds a brick wall and then it is destroyed. As you unfold the folds, Grover tries to get you to stop and the bricks begin falling.

This thumb is similar to my first one but the folds are much simpler.

My final idea folds out in the shape of the Sesame Street sign. When it is folded into the cover, it is more text based rather than image based like my previous ideas. I would draw out the lettering for the cover to tie it in with the book, since the entire book was rendered by hand.

I'm leaning towards the first and third ideas, I want to try to incorporate both and see if I can come up with something that works.


  1. I think incorporating your first and third ideas would work the best. Having the image of a monster at the end of the poster makes the most sense, but I really like the sesame street sign in your third idea. The sign is iconic and interesting the way you have it cut out. You could have alot of fun hand rendering the text or making it have a very hand made aesthetic. The folds shouldn't be too complicated since it is a children's book, but none of the ideas seem overly complicated.

  2. The first one is pretty sweet. The only thing I wonder about is if you want to reveal the ending of the book in the cover. I think I would be so intrigued by the cover that I would unfold it before I even started reading it. I also like how the third thumb brings in another dimension.