A young slime scientist's efforts to make a Valentine's Day friend for her slime explode in Valenslime, a clever and funny picture book companion to Joy Keller and Ashley Belote’s Frankenslime.
Victoria Franken, slime scientist, loved her slime. And her slime loved her back.
Ever since the dark and stormy night when Victoria Franken brought her slime to life, she and Goop have been great friends, but when Valentine's Day rolls around, Victoria comes to the horrifying realization that while she had many friends, Goop only had her.
The only solution is for her to make him a new friend. But when Victoria gets bored waiting for lightning to strike twice, things get a bit out of control!
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.
"Keller takes readers on a hysterical rollercoaster ride of action while ... using a mix of bright colors and a variety of digitally created art, Belote taps into every child’s imagination. A must for early childhood librarians, teachers, parents, and readers." -- School Library Journal, Starred Review
"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