A Little Book of Slime: Everything That Oozes, from Killer Slime to Living Mold
  • A Little Book of Slime: Everything That Oozes, from Killer Slime to Living Mold
  • A Little Book of Slime: Everything That Oozes, from Killer Slime to Living Mold
  • A Little Book of Slime: Everything That Oozes, from Killer Slime to Living Mold
  • A Little Book of Slime: Everything That Oozes, from Killer Slime to Living Mold
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A Little Book of Slime: Everything That Oozes, from Killer Slime to Living Mold

by Twist
     
 

An entertaining guide to the world's slimiest stuff.
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Overview

An entertaining guide to the world's slimiest stuff.

Editorial Reviews

Sal's Fiction Addiction
EWWW! Slime...Here's a book that is filled with the stuff! ... Readers will get a kick out of the face-scrunching, body-constricting responses of those appalled by the thoughts of slimy creatures and their sticky ooze... There is a lot to learn here, and the design of the book makes that learning quick and fun, for the most part. The photographs lend authenticity to the author's descriptions. They are clear, detailed and suitably 'gross'. You know the kids who are going to LOVE this book!
Kirkus Reviews
For readers fond of the disgusting, Twist provides a lively introduction to slime in the natural world. From pond slime and red tide to phlegm and living snot mold, the author surveys the slick, sticky substance produced by living organisms for protection, digestion, defense and more. In some cases the organism itself is the slime. This disparate material has been organized into three sections: "Slimy Stuff in Water," "Slimy Stuff on Land" and "Other Slimy Stuff." Short snappy segments of informal text face full-page, full-bleed color photographs. Additional photos bring organisms close-up: a sea cucumber's feeding tentacles; droplets of cane toad poison; the spore-bearing slime of the lattice stinkhorn. The yuck effect is heightened by a design that includes a dripping blue or green top border, occasional blobs on the page and a "slime-o-meter" rating. Middle-grade and middle-school readers may well be acquainted with the slippery surface of a jellyfish or frog, though they may not have connected that substance with their own saliva. But colonies of amoebae that creep and crawl are the stuff of science fiction. The natural world has plenty of surprises! A helpful glossary defines terms bolded in the text. There's an index but no sources or suggestions for further research for those who want more (and what kid wouldn't?). Still, this small title has big appeal. (Nonfiction. 9-15)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770850064
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/19/2012
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
997,467
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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