What do sea creatures think about all day? Life on land, of course. And what does a male sea creature like Grue think about all day sitting at the bottom of the sea? How to flirt with human females on land, of course.
Grue's problem is that he’s bored. Well, bored and horny, probably in equal parts of both. Grue’s problem with women is that he’s not quite a regular man and females on land want nothing to do with him despite his grand, romantic gestures and love for Shakespeare.
Why Shakespeare? Well, ever since he started finding corked bottles filled with pages of his work floating in the ocean, Grue became his biggest fan. When Grue devises a plan to explore the surface world, he stumbles upon a lonely woman being held captive in the belly of a ship. Like Romeo and Juliet, these lovebirds come from different worlds and so action, danger, violence, and hilarity will ensue.
With expressive art and clever writing in Dear Creature, Jonathan Case creates a unique and entertaining story of a man from the deep who just wanted to find a companion in life.
~ Jay Spence
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