Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fall Reading 2015 The Super-Smelly Moldy Blob (Olive and Beatrix #2)


Branches keeps coming up with fun ideas for its emerging chapter book readers. I love the Eerie Elementary stories, but some young female readers may wish that for a main character who is also female. Ta-da! Now there are Olive and Beatrix - twins who happen to be very different. Beatrix is a witch and even has a talking pig named Houston. Olive is an ordinary girl, but very smart and scientific, with a friend named Eddie. In this book, the three kids all want to win the science fair. The girls are busy arguing over who gets to set her display up on the table closest to the judges and...OOPS...the projects go crashing to the ground and get mixed together. Suddenly the girls, Eddie, and Houston are rushing to save the school from a giant moldy blob! (It reminds me a bit of Cream of Creature from the School Cafeteria by Mike Thaler.)

With plenty of sibling rivalry, a face-off of science versus magic, and the humorous commentary by Houston, this is a story that never leaves you bored. Great for readers who enjoy the Eerie Elementary stories or for those who want something with a bit of magic but are too young for My Sister the Vampire.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through edelweiss.

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