cover image Be My Valenslime

Be My Valenslime

J. K. Arden. Dutton Children's Books, $6.99 (24pp) ISBN 978-0-525-46468-6

Greta and her neighbor Harris attempt to out-trick each other in Be My Valenslime by J.K. Arden, illus. by Joy Allen. The battle begins when Greta ""valenslime[s]"" Harris by concealing a clutch of creepy critters in a candy box. Throughout the day, the two take turns sliming each other, announcing each prank with a ""Valenslime's Day"" card that readers can pull out of actual envelopes. But after school, they both decide to redeem the day. ( Jan.)