"Groggle’s hilarious antics, along with lots-to-look-at art, make this a page-turner your little monster will delight in."
"Bats Langley’s illustrations jump from the page as Groggle rushes to impress his friend. You may want to have craft supplies at the ready in case Groggle’s sweet poems inspire your tot to whip up his or her own card."
Groggle's Monster Valentine
by Diana Murray
illustrated by Bats Langley
Sky Pony Press, January 2017
Groggle has been up all night making a Valentine’s Day card. This isn’t just any Valentine, though, and it has to be perfect—it’s for Snarlina, his beast friend in the whole wide world.
Searching in the dark forest, he finds just the right heart-shaped leaves. He collects some bog slime and squirts everything he wants to say in bold, gooey letters. Groggle’s creation looks horribly good. But there’s just one problem—gobble, crunch, crunch, slurp! He has a monster appetite!
Groggle tries again, this time writing poem after poem to make sure he has some extras just in case. He picks skunk flowers, carefully ties on snake bows, and sprinkles shiny beetle glitter. He decorates each card with care. But . . . gobble, crunch, crunch, slurp! Groggle’s monster impulses foil his efforts and he’s run out of time.
Will Groggle ever be able to give his toothsome, stomping, monstrous friend Snarlina a Valentine? Find out in this monster of a tale.
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