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Joy Keller, Ashley Belote (Illustrator)


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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.

Praise For Frankenslime

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

Feiwel & Friends, 9781250765802, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 13, 2021

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 an independent illustrator living and working in Davidson, North Carolina. She has a background in traditional animation under the direction of Don Bluth. She 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. Frankenslime is her debut picture book.