Andy Maxwell

Books for Kids

(especially kids with a sense of humor.

And don't mind a little slime here or there. 

Or ninjas.)


Once Upon a Slime


Eww, gross! WHO SLIMED GOLDILOCKS? Was it the Three Bears, exacting revenge? Not a chance! They’re next on the list of FAIRY-TALE SLIMING VICTIMS! Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, Rapunzel, the Three Little Pigs…they’re all under attack. Who could be the mastermind behind this icky, sticky plan? Young detectives can look for clues and solve the mystery in this slapstick whodunit that’s positively oozing with wit and charm. 

Written by Andy Maxwell, illustrated by the amazing Samantha Cotterill.  Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Look for it spring of 2018 wherever humorous, charming, illustrated books about fairytale characters with short tempers are found.

Grandma Maxwell's Famous Slime Recipe

My mother, Grandma Maxwell, had a famous recipe for slime, which I will not share herein.  She was a terrible slime cook.  Every Friday night at dinner, she'd bring out a large bowl of Grandma Maxwell's Famous Slime, and we'd all groan.  "Mmm! Delicious!" we'd all say.  The slime tasted like glue, but we ate it anyway because we all loved her.  And she never really fancied herself a cook.  But her brisket was famously delicious.  I don't have her recipe for brisket (although I wish I did), but I do have her recipe for slime.  I'm not going to share it though.  Not only did it taste like a combination of a fancy handsoap and pine-tree sap, it wasn't very slimy either.  More crumbly than slimy, really.  But, she'd be the first to admit that she wasn't really a slime cook.  But, I did learn a few things from my mother along the way, and I've made certain improvements to the recipe, which I hope you'll enjoy. 

And so, without further ado,
Grandma Maxwell's Son's
(also known as "Andy's") Famous Slime Recipe!  

Buy The Book!

Once Upon A Slime is on the shelves now! 

Go look for it at your local bookstore, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble!

About Me

Andy Maxwell...

...makes his storytelling debut with Once Upon a Slime.  He lives in New York City with his eye-doctor wife, rainbow cat-unicorn daughter, and hip-hop/break-dancing son. In his spare time, he fixes antique pocket watches and plays the piano—neither of which react well to being slimed.   He is widely reported to be unafraid of ninjas, although several of his friends believe this confidence is misguided.

Andy would like to note that the majority of correspondence he receives are questions about how to tie a bow-tie.  He is not complaining, just wanted to note it.  And he would also like to note that the "Contact Me" section is at the bottom of this site should one have any non-bow-tie related questions or thoughts one would wish to share.  Or one may sign up for his occasional emails, which may or may not include bow-tie-tying instructions in an attempt to reduce the number of individual inquiries.


I want to thank Kirsten Hall, my agent.  She's amazing and smart and gets children's books in a way I didn't know they could be gotten. Everytime I see her, she shows me something that makes me laugh or feel (sometimes both). Check out her writers and artists at Catbird.

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Be sure to check out the book tour calendar above once we have dates!  I'll be doing readings closer to when Once Upon a Slime comes out in July, 2018.

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