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Three Reasons to Read Too Much Slime

A Review of Too Much Slime

Author: Frances Gilbert

Illustrator: Vin Vogel

Publisher: Random House

Year: July, 2021



It's heeeeere!


It's icky and sticky and gloppy and gunky, and there's no stopping it.


It's oozing, creeping, heading for the school...and it might even take over the whole town! If slime came to YOUR door, would you let it in?


Every glorpy word of this clever story will entertain slime lovers and their slime averse parents.

From it's intriguing beginning to it's twist-y end, TOO MUCH SLIME just oozes with intrigue. Curious children will identify with the problem and laugh along as the problem gets bigger and bigger, and bigger, with humorous results.

Francis Gilbert's text is fun and fantabulous with lots of onomatopoeia and made up words. It squelches, slides, and slimes from one spread to the next keeping the story moving and those pages turning.

Vin Vogel's art is perfectly paired with the flowing text and adds fun and flubbery details to the story.

But if you're not caught up in the slime already, here are three reasons to read:

1. It speaks to that childhood experience of doing a little something wrong that through no fault of your own grows into a big something wrong, but does so in a way that kids can relate with and understand and perhaps even avoid in the future.

2. Slime. It's ooey. It's gooey. It's fun. Until there's too much of it. And then, it's just funny.

3. Kids will LOVE this book. And afterwards, this book opens the door to more slime adventures. Kids can be invited to write/draw their own.

Bonus: Not to mention, if you are going to invite slime into your house, buying this book is the least messy way to do it!

This book is honestly too much fun! No, seriously, it's just enough. Perfect art and text for little ones and their parents too. It's one of those books that is a pleasure to read and enjoy again and again!

Purchase TOO MUCH SLIME here:

Check out Francis's other wonderful picture books here: Francis Gilbert.

REVIEW BY: Lynne Marie

Lynne Marie is the author of Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten -- art by Anne Kennedy (Scholastic 2011), Hedgehog's 100th Day of School -- art by Lorna Hussey (Scholastic 2017), The Star of the Christmas Play -- art by Lorna Hussey (Beaming Books 2018), Moldilocks and the 3 Scares -- art by David Rodriguez Lorenzo (Sterling 2019 and Scholastic 2019) and Let’s Eat! Mealtime Around the World -- art by Parwinder Singh (Beaming Books 2019), The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project -- art by Wendy Fedan (Mac and Cheese Press / CAW Publishing, November 2021) and American Pie -- art by Dea Lenihan (Dancing Flamingo Press 2022).

She’s also the Owner and Administrator of both and, as well as a long-time Travel Agent with (! She's been a Cybil's Judge in the Fiction Picture Books and Board Books category since 2016. Recently, she's been handed the ReFoReMo torch from Kirsti Call and Carrie Charley Brown, which will return under it's new name March On With Mentor Texts in March, 2022 ( You can join her at her weekly Tinker and Talk Book Chat here: Tinker and Talk Book Chat by The Picture Book Mechanic | Facebook

When she’s not searching for story ideas all over the globe, she lives on a lake in South Florida with her family, a Schipperke named Anakin and several resident water birds. Visit her at Lynne Marie is represented by Marisa Cleveland of



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