Children's Book, Signed by Author - No More Slime and I Mean It

Children's Book, Signed by Author - No More Slime and I Mean It


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This story was inspired by my own students!
About the Book: Margot and Mortimer loved making messes. Drippy tie-dye messes. Gooey-gluey messes. Oozy-kablooey science experimental messes. Mother didn't mind. (Most of the time). But what happens when Margot and Mortimer whip-up batch after batch of sloppy gloppy slime?

No More Slime and I Mean It is a fun and engaging read-aloud. Precocious readers will enjoy the rhyming, repetition, and ever so clever vocabulary. The charming character illustrations will delight readers of all ages. 40 pages. Signed and personalized by the author (yours truly).

*This book was written by, designed by and formatted by me. The illustrations were done by artist, Ana Panco. Printing of the books by KDP's Print on Demand service.

This story was inspired by my own students! What happened is this. One day I gave my 4th and 5th grade students slime making supplies. The idea was for them to learn about polymers. Instead, I learned that when ten and eleven-year-olds get their hands on slime making materials ... they.make.a.MESS!!! Well of the stipulations for making slime was that they would be responsible for cleaning up their own mess but when clean-up time came, instead of stopping what they were doing to clean up, they began scurrying around from table to table grabbing more supplies, and making MORE SLIME!!! Some of them weren't even using containers, they were literally cupping their hands while classmates squirted in activator. To make matters worse, they had gotten a hold of the gel food coloring that bakers use for icing. This stuff was the good stuff; the really bright good stuff. The kids had bright blue and neon yellow slime all over their clothes and all over the floor, which meant they kept stepping in it and tracking it all around. I finally lost my marbles. I stood in the middle of the room and hollered, "NO MORE SLIME AND I MEAN IT!!!" They cleaned up. Kind of. I kept the two making slime in their hands after school to clean. They sang "It's a Hard Knock Life" from Annie and had a GRAND time! It actually wasn't a punishment ... at.all.

The next day in class, we talked about the slime fiasco. One of the students piped up and said, "Hey, Mrs. Anderson, you should write a BOOK about kids making a mess with slime!"

At first, I was just going to write the story like it happened. Then I decided that I wanted it to be more for younger elementary kids with a precocious vocabulary. So, the book morphed into what it is now.

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