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FRANKENSLIME: Interactive Storytime with Illustrator Ashley Belote

by | Sep 28, 2021

Sunday October 03, 2021 | 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Help kick off spooky season with a special 

FALL STORYTIME – featuring illustrator Ashley Belote!

We’ll be reading FRANKENSLIME and making slime, and Ashley will be signing books. Order ahead via our website or purchase on site! 

All ages welcome.

Outside on Summit Coffee’s Stephen B Mills Stage 


A young slime scientist is surprised when her latest creation comes to life in Frankenslime, a funny and clever picture book twist on Frankenstein.

Victoria Franken is a slime scientist.

Her experiments lead to amazing slimes. Until, one dark and stormy night, her latest experiment goes awry and her newest creation COMES TO LIFE!

Joy Keller’s clever text and Ashley Belote’s humor-filled art combine to create a fun picture book twist on horror movies like Frankenstein and The Blob, that also explores the scientific method and the importance of recording observations and results. The author has also included a couple of Victoria’s best slime recipes, although you’ll notice the secret formula that brought her slime to life is missing.


Ashley Belote is the illustrator of Frankenslime and the author-illustrator of Listen Up, Louella. She studied traditional animation under the direction of Don Bluth. Ashley earned her BA from Alderson Broaddus University and her MA in Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky. Her graduate study included a children’s literature and illustration course through Simmons College. Ashley lives and works in North Carolina where she creates artwork that she hopes brings lots of laughs to others.

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