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The Super-Smelly Moldy Blob

(Olive & Beatrix #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  114 ratings  ·  21 reviews
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Beatrix wins the Science Fair every year--because she uses magic to
Paperback, 80 pages
Published March 29th 2016 by Scholastic Inc.
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Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-kid-lit, edelweiss
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 ...more
Holly Letson
I enjoyed the blob practically taking over the school on the day of the science fair. I also thought it was funny that so many children called in sick to skip school after having been served chunks of the blob for dessert with their cafeteria lunch. And, it was great that neither girl won the science fair.

Thanks, Scholastic, for the review copy.
Another good Branches beginning chapter book series. Series is about twin sisters but one is a witch and one is smart and they solve problems. Guided Reading Level N.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thank you @kidlitexchange for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own.

Olive and Beatrix are twins, but that’s about all they have in common. Olive is very smart, enjoys reading and especially loves science. Her sister, Beatrix, is a witch and uses magic to solve absolutely everything - including the science fair. Olive is really proud of her project this year, but is nervous that her sister will use her special powers to help her cheat again. The two ha
The second installment in this series is fun. A science project gone wrong! But, the sisters are on the case!
Part of the Olive and Beatrix series about two sisters who have very different approaches to life, this second title in the series focuses on that ubiquitous of school activities--the science fair. Olive's experiment involves mold, and Beatrix's consists of clouds. Olive has used science to support her experiment while Beatrix relied on magic. Naturally, the girls argue as they prepare to set everything up in the gym, and their two projects end up combined in a heap on the floor. Problems ensue ...more
Apr 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Not bad - I didn't really love the characters, they just felt kind of bratty to me. However, I think kids will like it and I'll recommend it to those making the transition between readers and chapter books. Full-color illustrations and comprehension questions at the end. Also, I purposefully did not read the first in this series and it literally didn't matter for the story - feel free to recommend reading these out of order. ...more
Caleb Beadel
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So all olive is an ordinary girl Beatrice is a witch with a talking pig. The problem they had was they had to defeat a big blob, and it almost swallowed the whole school. The thing I liked was how Beatrice froze the blob and they used science to defeat it. I would recommend this book
Judy Ann
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was a good book and I enjoyed it. It will be a nice book for my neighbor's grandchild. Glad I won this as a goodreads winner. ...more
Maximilian Lee
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked this book because I like super smelly moldy blobs (mostly because of the blob part) . I also liked this book because I like science experiments.
Thank you so much to the author for providing #KidLitExchange with a finished copy of this book for review purposes! All opinions are my own.

The Olive & Beatrix books focus on twin sisters. Olive is “ordinary” and loves science, nature, and exploring. Her sister, Beatrix, is less than ordinary as she was born at midnight on a full moon and is therefore a witch. She has a brain full of tricks and uses her magical powers to play pranks on Olive and her best friend, Eddie.

In this book, Olive is tir
Jo-ann Walsh
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another adorable Olive and Beatrix adventure from author Amy Marie Stadelmann! Olive and Beatrix are twins, but Beatrix is a witch and Olive is a normal girl. In "The Super-Smelly Moldy Blob," Olive, Beatrix and Olive's best friend Eddie are getting ready for the science fair. Olive and Eddie are tired of Beatrix always winning because she uses her magic, instead of science, to win. On the day of the science fair, Olive and Beatrix fight for the spot at the best table. They drop their experiment ...more
Lauren- The Smile Lines
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Olive & Beatrix are quite a pair! They are curious twin sisters with one being a witch and the other being an 'ordinary girl.' They have a lot of fun together with tricks and mischief throughout their days. What kid wouldn't love reading about spiders, messes, and blobs!! I really like how the characters are introduced in the beginning of each book. You get to know and like them right away!The author, Amy Marie Stadelmann, does a great job keeping the reader laughing and interested with the char ...more
Amanda Sass-Henke
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It’s not often that this happens, but the second book in this series is better than the first. Yes, I enjoyed The Super-Smelly Blob more than The Not-So Itty-Bitty Spiders. Why? One word: science.

Once again, Olive is trying to best her sister. This time Olive plans on winning the science fair, which is usually done by Beatrix with her magic. Unfortunately, Olive’s plans go awry, and the twins must work together to fix the mess they made. In this book, though, not only are the twins’ problem-so
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
In this one, the twins have to use their specialities to get themselves out of trouble before the science fair starts. It's fun and silly, but the girls are smart enough to figure out what to do with the newly, accidentally, created creature roaming the halls of their school. Even though they bicker throughout (what sisters don't?) they both realize that they're interested in different things and one isn't necessarily more important than the other. I'd definitely recommend to a beginning reader. ...more
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kidlitexchange
Thank you, @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book! Opinion is my own! ❤️ One sister is a regular kid and the other is a witch! Part of Scholastic’s Branches series, which I love, this book is fun and will appeal to 1st and 2nd graders who are ready to jump into chapter books! The illustrations are bright and interesting. Questions and activities are included in the back of the book!
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own.

The OLIVE & BEATRIX series features two fully illustrated books with comic-style illustrations. Beatrix is a witch, but her twin sister Olive is just a regular girl. Olive doesn’t believe in magic—she’s a scientist at heart. Their sidekicks are their neighbor Eddie and a precocious (and talking) pet pig. A lot can go wrong when sisters are at odds, and these two pit magic against science, with the tw
Kate Foran
Olive and Beatrix were loved by my 7 year old before making it into my 4th grade class library — book #2 is funny, science-y and has great illustrations that support the text. My struggling readers love these. Can we get more in this series?
May 13, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book because I like nose blockers. I did not like this book because I do not like giant blobs of mold.
Heather Jo
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: meggie-list
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Amy Marie Stadelmann learned visual storytelling as an Illustration major at Pratt Institute. Since graduating in 2006, she has worked as a digital designer for Nick Jr. preschool programs like The Wonder Pets! and Team Umizoomi. Amy is excited to launch her debut series with Scholastic Branches OLIVE & BEATRIX: THE NOT-SO-ITTY-BITTY SPIDERS (2015) and OLIVE & BEATRIX: THE SUPER-SMELLY MOLDY BLOB ...more

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