How does a slug use its slime to travel from place to place? Why does a slug's sticky slime help keep it safe from hungry birds and toads? And why is it so tricky to wash a slug's gooey slime from your fingers? Learn the answers to these questions and more--and prepare to get slimed! This title will introduce readers to the slippery, slimy world of slugs! The book is expertly crafted to meet early elementary and science curriculum standards, as well as introduce children to bizarre and interesting facts. Innovative, grade-appropriate activities and experiments, critical-thinking questions, and fascinating fact boxes will hold readers' interests with a viselike grip. And, best of all, the activities are gooey and fun!