Olga and the Smelly Thing From Nowhere

Olga and the Smelly Thing From Nowhere

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A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year!

Meet Olga, the amazing child scientist who LOVES animals (because they are super-cute)! Brightly put this heavily illustrated don't-miss book on their "Ultimate Summer Reading List for 9- to 12-Year-Olds."

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 olgamus ridiculus, 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!

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062351265
Branch Call Number: j F GRAVEL E bk. 1
Characteristics: 167 pages, 3 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.


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JCLChrisK Sep 01, 2020

Olga's not the best storyteller, but I appreciated her strangeness, enjoyed her humor, and was hooked by the end. I'm sure young readers will definitely be amused.

JCLEricaV Dec 05, 2019

I can definitely see an audience for this book-smart,witty, science girls in first and second grade. I found the story sort of flat.

ArapahoeSteffen Jul 16, 2018

Great book in the Diary of a Wimpy kid genre. Olga is a future zoologist and an avid observer who discovers a creature some call the Fart Balloon!

Feb 08, 2018

Love this book! Hilarious! Now I want a pet Meh! One thing, I don't think Mr Hoopahs store is fiction. I have totally shopped in stores like this, especially in Los Angeles.

Oct 14, 2017

extremely awsmazing (awesome and amazing) I thought the skiddle poop was prettty funny

Aug 14, 2017

I loved this book because Olga makes friends with a new species cold the olgamis and calls it meh but she also becomes friends with her enemy's.I recommend this book to people that have a big imagination.

catloveQueen Jul 19, 2017


LovelyMurrell Apr 25, 2017

Olga is a smart young girl who likes animals more than people. She loves science and the scientific method. She is careful and observant and she keeps all her findings in a notebook. This habit will come in handy when she discovers an unknown animal, that even a trip to the library ( her description of the librarian is hilariously accurate hahahah) cant solve. Will Olga every find out what the smelly thing is? Will she always like animals more than people? the only way to find out is to read this delightful book!!

JCLDennisR Apr 03, 2017

Delightful and fun! Bonus: Olga's Famous Olive Muffins recipe is delicious.

ArapahoeStaff2 Apr 01, 2017

This book is funny, cartoony, and totally kooky! I loved it and it made me laugh out loud several times. It has enough ridiculousness and bathroom humor to keep any child turning the pages. Plus, of course I loved that one of the coolest characters in the book is a librarian.


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