My Pet Slime is the first in what will be a series of beginning reader’s chapter books. I found it to be a fun read and think that kids will too.
Piper has always wanted a pet but is allergic to everything. It is talk about your pet time at show and tell which makes not having what she so desperately wants even harder. Using her ingenuity Piper fashions a pet from slime. Amazingly when space dust from her grandmother, an employee of Astroblast Explorers, accidentally lands on the slime, it comes to life but can only be seen by children.
Piper names her pet, Cosmo. She brings him to school but then he is not in her backpack when she checks. Piper accuses her frenemy, Claire, of taking Cosmo. Readers will enjoy finding out what happens.
The story ends on a cliffhanger when Piper’s grandmother is missing. That event should get readers interested in reading the next book.
The back of the book includes a recipe for slime and some facts on a particular slime discovered by scientists that can forage for food.
This is a nicely illustrated chapter book that will encourage young readers to enjoy books. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this book in exchange for an honest review.