A young slime scientist is surprised when her latest creation comes to life in Frankenslime, a funny and clever picture book twist on Frankenstein.
Victoria Franken is a slime scientist.
Her experiments lead to amazing slimes. Until, one dark and stormy night, her latest experiment goes awry and her newest creation COMES TO LIFE!
Joy Keller’s clever text and Ashley Belote’s humor-filled art combine to create a fun picture book twist on horror movies like Frankenstein and The Blob, that also explores the scientific method and the importance of recording observations and results. The author has also included a couple of Victoria’s best slime recipes, although you'll notice the secret formula that brought her slime to life is missing.
About the Author
Joy Keller is the author of several children’s books, including Frankenslime, Fungus Is Among Us!, and Monster Trucks. When she isn’t writing stories or studying weird science, she can be found teaching writing and science to elementary students. She lives in New York with her husband, kids, and lots of cats.
Ashley Belote is the illustrator of Frankenslime and the author-illustrator of Listen Up, Louella. She studied traditional animation under the direction of Don Bluth. Ashley earned her BA from Alderson Broaddus University and her MA in Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky. Her graduate study included a children’s literature and illustration course through Simmons College. Ashley lives and works in North Carolina where she creates artwork that she hopes brings lots of laughs to others.
"This title is great for group read-alouds or independent reading. The story is entertaining, and kids are sure to get a kick out of the detailed illustrations... Highly recommended for all picture book collections." -- School Library Journal, starred review
'With its lively, science-y text and pore-over-able cartoony illustrations (including LOL-worthy endpapers), this picture book, with its welcome brown-skinned-science-girl protagonist, will stick with readers." --
The Horn Book
"Victoria is a wonderful, inquisitive protagonist of color with a warm heart, and three of her amazing slime recipes are appended." -- Booklist
" Horror movie–flavored suspense keeps readers on the edge of their seats, and young scientists will appreciate the slime recipes included in the back matter." --Publishers Weekly
Praise for Joy Keller:
"This is pitch perfect for kids who favor giggles over shivers." –The Bulletin on Monster Trucks
"A terrific read-aloud." –School Library Journal on Monster Trucks
"Fun, rhythmic, informative, and worthy of many happy read-aloud moments." –Kirkus Reviews on Fungus is Among Us
“This exploration of ancient mythical creatures as potential pets satisfies with its double twist ending." –Kirkus Reviews on Miss Turie's Magic Creatures