A VALENTINE FOR FUZZBOOM by True Kelley

A VALENTINE FOR FUZZBOOM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The fact that all the characters in this anti-Valentine are rabbits may or may not extenuate their senseless names. Lima Bean, the heroine, has a tremendous crush on cool Fuzzboom, but her friend Gtilby is sick and tired of heating about it. Finally Grilby suggests sending Fuzzboom a Valentine--""Then maybe you'll find out what a jerk he is!"" When Fuzzboom fails to respond to the Valentine, Lima Bean decides that Grilby was tight--but when she marches over to ""tell him off,"" he takes notice: ""Hey, I like a rabbit with spirit. . . . How's about being my valentine?"" Which gives Lima Bean a chance to have the last word: ""NO!"" The drawings snap and crackle passably; but in more than one way the story is as small as the 6' x 6' format--and it's probably misdirected at a kindergarten audience.

Pub Date: Feb. 13th, 1981
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin