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The Not-So Itty-Bitty Spiders (Olive & Beatrix #1) (Olive and Beatrix)

by Amy Marie Stadelmann

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This little book from Scholastic doesn't have reading level information attached to it yet, but the story and plot indicate to me that it's a practice reader for early elementary aged children -- probably 2nd grade. The font is mid-size and there are conversation balloons. The number of sentences run from 2 to 3 per page --except for pages with balloon conversations. Some sentences are short while others are compound. I'll give you some examples:

Eddie and I have had enough.
If there is one thing my sister is afraid of, it's spiders.
Now that the spiders are all in one place, we just needed to shrink them down to their original size.

The premise for this story is that one of the girls is science oriented (Olive) while another is a witch (Beatrix). They will apparently be joined in their adventures by a boy named Eddie. Eddie adds some fun by being a guy who likes to make up songs for everything. Definitely silly.

Personally, I found Beatrix to be a little obnoxious, but I know that second graders enjoy exploring this type of behavior and it allows adults to discuss pushy behavior.

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The artwork in this book is very appealing and the short format should make it a good addition to book shelves and classroom book baskets. Two fears are mentioned in this book: fear of spiders and fear of darkness. So heads-up adults. Take note that at one point a spider picks Eddie up and lifts him off the ground. Other than that the story comes to a resolution with Beatrix liking the spiders. I should also note that the author, and consequently the kids, are very conscious of not harming the spiders.

Worth a read! ( )
  PamFamilyLibrary | Aug 8, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545814804, Paperback)

Meet twin sisters Olive and Beatrix! One is a witch. One is totally not-a-witch.

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!

Twin sisters Olive and Beatrix don't often get along. Olive is "ordinary" and loves science. 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 this first book, Beatrix ruins Olive and Eddie's latest science project. So Olive and Eddie play a prank on Bea. They rig up a bucket of spiders over her bedroom door. But when the spiders crawl into one of Bea's magic potions...WHAM! Giant spiders are on the loose! These sisters will have to work together to shrink the not-so itty-bitty spiders down to size!

(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:34:34 -0400)

Beatrix is a witch, but her twin sister Olive is not, and when Beatrix plays one trick too many on Olive and their classmate Eddie the two decide to get back at her with a bucket of garden spiders--but when the spiders get into a growing potion and turn into giant spiders the three children have to work together to save their town.… (more)

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