Groogle wants to make a very special Valentine’s Day card for his very very beast friend in the whole wild world, Snarlina. He will stay up all night making one. However, when he puts on that slimy gooey letters, or those skunk flowers or a few snake bows or even beetle glitter, he cannot help himself. He has a monster appetite…and eats them. What is a poor monster to do for a special gift for a special friend? He keeps trying. And trying. And trying. Until he makes the most perfect one of all. And he cannot wait to give it to Snarlina. However (you guessed it) he eats most of it. But what Groogle does not realize, the very best part is left.
This is a funny book about friendships. Everything a human child would most likely think or do is here, just with monster twists. This is limited to Valentine’s Day but also is a nice gift to give to someone you love anytime. The colors are fantastic. They are an interesting mix of bright but muted at the same time. They are very Valentines driven, but also not too “happy and human” and perfect for a little monster and his friend.
The best part is the reveal of Snarlina. And the one piece of the Valentines that is left (saying Friend) is the best Valentines ever. Who needs all those bows and glitter when you have what counts? A friend that will stay up all night and make a gift for you? While the adult will probably see this point coming, a child should be surprised at this lesson.