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Meet Olga, the amazing child scientist who LOVES animals (because they are super-cute)!
Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere is jam-packed with fun: vibrant illustrations, word bubbles, quirky humor, olgamus facts, and plenty of excitement for readers who love making discoveries and meeting new friends. Olga is a charming combination of independent, curious, and smart?making her the coolest girl scientist around?perfect for fans of Dork Diaries and Captain Underpants.
When Olga crosses paths with a weird creature and becomes the first kid to discover the species olgamusridiculus, she is ecstatic!?What does an olgamus eat? How does it poop? Why does its burp sound like the word rubber? With her trusty observation notebook and the help of a librarian, a shopkeeper, and some friends, Olga sets out to do science?learning the facts about her smelly, almost-furry pal and searching for him when he goes missing. The scientific method is the best way to discover anything!
This book would be especially great for kids that have not fully transitioned to chapter books but don’t want to read “baby” books anymore. Each page is full of two color illustrations (shades of red and black) but there is still a full story with plot to enjoy. My 8 year old thinks this book is hilarious and more than once I have found it in her school backpack where only her favorites go. Olga uses science to study a creature she finds in her garbage can one day. This book is part of the growing trend to show kids science is cool. Seeing this is volume 1 I can’t wait to read future books in the series!