Wende and Harry Devlin ~ Simon and Schuster, 1986
Just cause there's a Cranberry for every holiday...
Ever been stressed about not getting a valentine in the mail?
Well, loony old Mr. Whispers gets freaked when he receives a valentine, and becomes practically petrified when he keeps getting them.
"It's terrible, Maggie! Look what somebody sent me!"
He stood at Maggie's door in a fury and waved a frothy lace valentine in the air.
"It's all cupids, lovebirds, hearts and flowers. And it smells like rose perfume." He wrinkled his nose.
"How sweet," said Maggie.
"Revolting," said Mr. Whiskers.
Ah, yes. Never a dull moment in Cranberryport. Mr. Whiskers' huff doesn't quite go away until it's revealed a group of harmless old ladies have lavished him with the love instead on one singular suitor. Commitment-a-phobe Whiskers finds relief in a box of chocolates and some cake and tea, which, in true Devlin fashion, you can bake yourself.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
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