Groggle has been up all night making a Valentine’s Day card. This isn’t just any Valentine, though, and it has to be perfectit’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.
Fans of Rachel Bright's The Love Monster series or David Ezra Stein's Dinosaur Kisses will fall in love with Groggle and his Snarlina!
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|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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.