Frankenslime by Joy Keller, illustrated by Ashley Belote

Published by Feiwel and Friends

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Summary:  Victoria Franken and her (dog) assistant Igor love to create slime.  After finding a recipe online, they expand their repertoire, always taking careful notes on what works (rainbow cloud slime, intergalactic space slime) and what doesn’t (shark tooth slime, firework slime).  One stormy night, Victoria has a brainstorm, and she and Igor rush to the attic to mix it up.  When it’s zapped by lightning, the green slime comes to life!  Victoria and Igor rush through the house, pursued by the slime which seems to be wielding a pointy object at her.  It turns out to be…her pencil, which she forgot in her haste, as well as her notebook.  Victoria remembers then to write down her recipe, aided by Igor and Goop, who becomes another faithful assistant.  Includes three slime recipes.  40 pages; ages 4-8.

Pros:  I don’t know if it was the horror of 2020 that inspired all these Halloween-themed books, but come October 31, we should all be set for story hour.  Here’s another one that’s more fun than scare, featuring a girl scientist who follows the scientific method to a T. If you’re willing to deal with large quantities of glue and glitter, you’ll even have a makerspace activity to go with it.

Cons:  Firework slime looked like fun; I’m not sure why it was considered a failure.

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