Olive & Beatrix #1: The Not-So-Itty-Bitty Spiders by Amy Marie StadelmannOlive & Beatrix #1: The Not-So-Itty-Bitty Spiders by Amy Marie Stadelmann

Olive & Beatrix #1: The Not-So-Itty-Bitty Spiders

byAmy Marie StadelmannIllustratorAmy Marie Stadelmann

Paperback | August 25, 2015

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Twin sisters Olive and Beatrix don't get along. Olive is ""ordinary"" and loves science and nature, and exploring. But Beatrix is a witch! She has a brain full of tricks, and she uses her magic powers to play pranks on Olive and her best friend, Eddie. In book #1, Beatrix ruins Olive and Eddie's latest science experiment. So Olive and Eddie play a prank on Bea. They rig up a bucket of spiders over her bedroom doorway. But when the spiders crawl into one of Bea's magic potions. WHAM! Giant spiders on the loose!! The sisters will have to work together to shrink these not-so itty-bitty spiders down to size!

Amy Marie Stadelmann loved to use her imagination to write and illustrate storybooks for fun when she was a child. In fact, it was so much fun, she decided to do it as an adult as well. Amy works on Nick Jr. preschool programs like The Wonder Pets! and Team Umizoomi. She lives in Brooklyn, NY where she enjoys sunny days, mugs of hot co...
Title:Olive & Beatrix #1: The Not-So-Itty-Bitty SpidersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7.63 × 5.28 × 0.25 inPublished:August 25, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545814804

ISBN - 13:9780545814805

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cute story This was a fun mix of magic and science - sort of. The magic really takes over and I wish there had been a little more emphasis on how the science knowlege was able to solve the problems. I'm all for some fun magic in a book, but this one needed just a tad more balance between the two. That being said, it was the book my son took to bed with him every night for a couple weeks. He loves the pictures and the addition of the giant spiders makes this story appealing to little boys even though it has little girl main characters. As a parent, I so enjoyed the pet pig. He was just a little sarcastic and it made everything a little more fun to read as an adult. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
Date published: 2015-08-26

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Not-So Itty-Bitty Spiders:"There is a breezy humor to the dialogue, and some laugh out loud commentary by Beatrix's sardonic pet pig. New readers will find satisfaction in being able to handle a longer book. There are sure to be requests for the planned sequel." -- School Library ConnectionPraise for Branches books:"These books should be considered for larger libraries wanting to enhance their easy-reader collections." -- School Library Journal"A nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books." -- Booklist