My Baby Slime

Children - Picture Book
24 Pages
Reviewed on 10/30/2022
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Savannah Aldridge for Readers' Favorite

My Baby Slime by Sonya Annita Song and Rohini Shrivastava is a rhyming picture book about learning to be assertive. We dive into this topic with some unexpected guides: a young boy and his adorable pet slime. The boy narrates the story of his adventures with his pet monster, adorable talking blue slime. Unfortunately, during their trips to school and the zoo, classmates and creatures decide they want to touch, toss, and sit upon the slime, much to his dismay. When the slime has had enough, his owner teaches the slime an important life skill - responding with a polite, firm “No!” to those who make him uncomfortable.

What a wonderful beginner’s guide to standing up for yourself by Sonya Annita Song! I did not expect a story with cute slime to also help children learn how to speak up when they are uncomfortable with physical contact. What I love most is that, just like our tiny monster friend, the content of the story is not scary. The only childhood conversations I recall about asserting yourself and saying “No” to unwanted touching were phrased seriously or scarily, which made me nervous to think about as a child. In contrast, we see the slime practice saying “No” to a goat invading his personal space and watching the slime experience peace after successfully setting his boundary.

On top of being a fantastic story, My Baby Slime’s illustrations are beautiful. We enjoy dynamic colors and detailed images. Best of all is the range of emotions we experience with the baby slime throughout his adventures! I believe the themes and reading level are perfect for beginner readers to enjoy on their own, or for grown-ups to read aloud during story time.