Groggle’s Monster Valentine By Diana Murray

Once again Alice doesn’t quiet grasp the whole “don’t spoil the ending” prompts. Course this time she starts right out with the ending so be prepared this review does have spoilers!

Wait till you see this adorable children’s book celebrating Valentines Day!!  Groggle’s Monster Valentine. From the laugh out loud words to the absolutely beautiful, colorful and funny illustrations!

Groggle’s Monster Valentine written by Diana Murray and illustrated by Bats Langley.

One of the things that I love the most about this book is the fact that it’s written so that five-year-old Alice can read it TO ME!! With Alice just learning to read I am always on the look out for books that have a lot of site words and challenging to read.

The pictures in this book are so funny!  The story is sweet.  Groggle wants to make a special Valentine for his friend Snarlina. Snarlina is Groggle’s very beast friend in the whole wide world!!

(Remember…. spoilers ahead!!)

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.

Groggle’s Monster Valentine is perfect for ages 3 to 6. This book would be a PERFECT gift for your little monster Valentine!!

You can find Groggle’s Monster Valentine on Sky Pony PressAmazon, Barnes & Noble and other fine bookstores.

Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Author: Diana Murray
Illustrator: Bats Langley
Publication Date: 1-17-2017
Number of Pages: 32 Pages
Book Type: Hardcover
Size: 10″ by 10″

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  1. This book is so adorable.. A book for Valentines Day is such a perfect gist for the little person in your life… Thank you Connie

  2. clojo9372 says:

    Aaaaw! This looks so cute! Perfect gift for a child! 🙂

  3. Tamra Phelps says:

    First, I love the name Snarlina! Second, revealing how the story ends is FUN, lol!!!

  4. Have to watch out for monsters who don’t know the difference between site and sight words.


    Ha ha! She’s priceless! But my laughing has brought on a coughing fit so I’m going back to bed 🙁

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