Groggle's Monster Valentine

Groggle's Monster Valentine

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510705081
Publisher: Sky Pony
Publication date: 01/17/2017
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 84,546
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Diana Murray is a poet and picture book author whose other books include City Shapes, Grimelda: The Very Messy Witch, and Ned the Knitting Pirate. Diana’s award-winning children’s poems have appeared in many magazines, such as Highlights and Spider. She lives in New York City with her husband, two very messy children, and a motley crew of lizards, snails, and fish.

Bats Langley grew up in Wolcott, Connecticut and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. His art has been shown in galleries in New York City, Los Angeles, Hangzhou, China, and has even been displayed in the United States Capitol building. Mr. Langley has also been a regular contributor to Ladybug and Spider magazines. This is his first picture book. He resides in New York, New York.

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Groggle's Monster Valentine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
I know you will fall in love in Groggle. I took one look at him and wanted to hug him tight. What a sweetie. He is staying up all night and creating the perfect Valentine's card for his beast friend, Snarlina. He enters deep into the dark forest to forage for the precise materials he needs to make this happen. He discovers the right heart-shaped leaves, he gathers up bog slime and uses bold, gooey letters to write poetry to her from his heart. He then stands back and ogles his work. His Monster appetite suddenly awakens and .... gobble, crunch, crunch, slurp! Snarlina's masterpiece disappears into his tummy. Oh my! He embellishes his love notes with skunk flowers, snake bows, and sprinkles of shiny beetle glitter. His untamed internal monster keeps snapping up his love poems each time he completes another one... gobble, crunch, crunch, slurp! His instincts overtake him post-poems and time is running through the hour glass. What is a little Monster to do? He did have the best of intentions, he truly did. He wanted to surprise Snarlina with his endearing endeavours but he has only a tiny morsel left to present to her now. Will Snarlina receive his sad, tattered remnant with disdain and scorn or heartfelt joy? This charming story is one of love and friendship. The Monsters are sweet, relatable, and non-threatening. The illustrations are truly amazing. The rich dark colour pallet and splendid detail will have readers coming back again and again ... gobble, crunch, crunch, slurp... begging for seconds and thirds for sure. I loved the book and highly recommend it.