Book Birthday Bash: Be My ValenSLIME by Kris Tarantino

Book Birthday Bash


Happy Book Birthday to Be My ValenSLIME!

This debut picture book is a laugh-out-loud celebration of love that’s full of monster mayhem! Meet Snoodle, an unusual monster. She loves candy hearts, fun parties, fuzzy kittens, fancy hats, sparkly stickers, and . . . valentines! There’s just one problem: Monsters DON’T DO Valentine’s Day! And when Snoodle tries to throw a Valentine’s Day party for her monster friends, nothing goes right. Every attempt to show them what love looks like turns into monster mayhem. With each disaster, Snoodle tries to be patient and kind, and to not be rude or get easily angered. But if the party isn’t perfect, how can Snoodle convince the other monsters to be her Valenslime? Throughout the book, children will learn how love can be modeled and see how the rewards of love produce positive results.

We’re so happy you’re at our SLIME-tastic party for Be My ValenSLIME. Join in the fun…


Deep in the forest inside a cave big enough to be a party room!


Monster mash sounds – CLOMP! BOMP! STOMP! and POP! (oops, there goes another balloon)


Cupcakes with oodles of frosting, decorated cookies, and bubble gum.


Dancing with balloons. Decorating with streamers. Making, cutting, coloring, gluing, and decorating personalized Valentine boxes (where all those lovely valentines can be delivered!) And plenty of crayons and markers for thinking up the perfect Valentine message for each Valentine.


SLIME-tastic slime.

Be My ValenSLIME is written by Kris Tarantino, illustrated by NYT best-selling Cori Doerrfeld (The Rabbit Listened) and published by WaterBrook, an imprint of Random House.

Headshot of Kris Tarantino, author of Be Me ValenSLIMEKris Tarantino loves Valentine’s Day cupcakes and cards–almost as much as she loves writing humorous, heartfelt stories for children. She is a member of SCBWI and the 12×12 Picture Book Writing Challenge. She has participated as a faculty speaker on several SCBWI writer/illustrator panels and has won numerous writing and mentor awards. Kris holds a B.A. in Business, Marketing and Art. Prior to writing children’s books, she worked in marketing, licensing popular characters for companies that make fun products like toys, books and balloons. Connect with Kris on her website, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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