Groggle's Monster Halloween
Diana Murray, Bats Langley
- 32 Pages
- August 2, 2022
- ISBN: 9781510770850
- Trim Size: 10in x 10in x 0in
Groggle met Snarlina at her house one spooky night. A swarm of bats was fluttering. The moon was shining bright.
When Groggle and Snarlina get dressed up to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, they hope to fill their pails with yummy loot from all their spooky neighbors.
After a quick wardrobe malfunction, which Groggle smartly sets right, they're off to see the werewolf, the witch, the mummy, and the ogre.
But no matter whose house they visit, Groggle just can't control his monster appetite!
Snaaarf! Slobber! Cruncha-muncha!
Crispy bones, lizard tails, spider pops, slugs and snails . . . Groggle gobbles them up before they even land in his pail!
At the end of the night, Snarlina sifts through her treats while Groggle watches on, having eagerly eaten all his treats.
Can friendship save this spooky holiday? Find out in this monster of a tale.
Bats Langley is a painter, sculptor, writer, illustrator, toy designer, and creator of many things. Bats, a Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) grad, frequently contributes illustrations for the covers and interiors of Scholastic, Spider, Ladybug, and Cricket magazines. His art has shown in galleries across the United States and the world. He illustrated Groggle's Monster Valentine, the first in the series, and was the author/illustrator of Alice’s Adventures in #Wonderland. Bats created the cover art for Scary Stories to Tell on The Pod, a podcast hosted by SNL head writer Anna Drezen and TV writer Andrew Farmer. He lives with his husband, Nicholas, on the island of Manhattan. They both enjoy cooking, reading, and watching the owls, which live in a sanctuary on a neighbor’s roof, swoop in their backyard.
"It's no trick, this book's a treat! Your little monsters will gobble it up!" —Tara Lazar, author of 7 Ate 9
Praise for Groggle's Monster Valentine
"Vibrant drawings, drenched in deep purples, blues and pinks, create a fantastical atmosphere filled with clever details. Groggle's hilarious antics, along with lots-to-look-at art, make this a page-turner your little monster will delight in." —Mia Geiger, The Washington Post
"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." —Real Simple Magazine