Seven spooky stories for Halloween 11/10/21
The Ladybird Big Book of Slimy Things
Publisher: Ladybird Books
Welcome to the museum of Slimy Things! This book is not about the slime that you can buy in shops and play with at home - this is about natural slime of all varieties. Slimy creatures, slimy things, living slime and slime made by plants or creatures, including humans. We are guided through our tour of slime by a host of strange looking, distinctly non-human experts including Doctor Hal O’Vera (whose head is made out of aloe vera leaves) and Doctor Isaac Newt.
From hippos making their own slime sun-cream to the sleeping bags of slime used by parrotfish to snooze in every night, there's a huge amount to learn about this oozy, icky substance in all its forms.
Written in an engaging and easy-to-read comic-strip style, and complemented by hilarious illustrations, this is a fascinating book for young readers. It’s jammed full of weird and unusual facts, the most horrific of which probably being the 130 tonne fatberg lurking under Whitechapel in London - made of oil, fat and grease that has been poured down sinks. A great book for children who love facts, slime, animals, science and all manner of weird and wonderful things (for real slime fanatics, there's a recipe to make your own slime at the back too).