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Publisher's Note:

Geronimo receives a mysterious package. It was a coffin! And it was gift-wrapped! It was an invitation to a spine-tingling mystery dinner at Cacklefur Castle! Geronimo, Thea, and Trap find spiders, bats, and ... something slimy! Can Geronimo solve the mystery before he is frightened out of his fur? This is an all-new Geronimo Stilton series as interpreted by author, artist, and longtime fan Tom Angleberger, based on the story by Elisabetta Dami.Who is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing adventure stories.…

Overall Book Review:

Author Geronimo Stilton and illustrator Tom Angleberger partner up in this latest installation of the Geronimo tales. As per usual, this Geronimo Stilton graphic novel is absurd and silly. Tom Angleberger adds to the fun with his comical illustrations. Geronimo and friends are invited to a creepy mystery dinner, but it is certainly not scary as it is full of quips and rhymes that make it impossible to take it seriously. Also, if you have any desire to learn the names of many kinds of cheese, you’ve found the perfect book, which is apparently also a common theme in Stilton’s stories.

Be aware that this story has a little rude humor (which I’m told by my children isn’t typical of his books). Fans of James Kolchalka’s Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society will be giggling at the similar humor in this story. Those who enjoy an easy, light read will love Slime for Dinner

Review of a Digital Advance Reading Copy

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Scholastic

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore: Several (13) brief (comical) incidents including a verbal threat; a chapter is titled “you will die”; character saying he will bite your neck; reference to death; reference to a battle; character accidentally stepping on another’s tail; character accidentally smashing into a wall; character passing out; character getting bit by spider; character getting tail bit; character getting hit in the head with a ball twice. 

Sex/Nudity:  Few (2) brief incidents include character making reference to dating; character teasing another for someone having a crush on him.

Mature Subject Matter:

Rude humor (bodily functions); reference to ghosts.

Alcohol / Drug Use:


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About the Reviewer

I love being able to help busy parents who just don’t have the time to pre-screen all their children’s books and know how much I appreciate it as my sons have gotten older. I feel very blessed that my amazing husband makes it possible for me to be a stay-at-home mother to four amazing boys. When not reading or enjoying time with my family, I like baking, especially trying new recipes, and the occasional sewing project.