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!
The 411 by Maria
My daughter only reads graphic novels so I will get her any graphic novel she asks for.
This is a perfect story for young readers of graphic novels or for reluctant readers. It is a small chapter book with no intimidation.
The chapters are small and full of colorful illustrations. Inside the illustrations are word or thought bubbles to help the story along.
Olive and Beatrix are twins only one is a witch and the other not due to one being born at midnight during a full moon and the other two minutes later.
Olive has a friend named Edward who does all kind of science projects with her while Beatrix loves playing tricks on them. One day they decide to get her back and although the succeed using what Beatrix is most afraid of Spiders. Unfortunately the spiders get into one of Beatrix potions and become the biggest, hairiest spiders ever.
The three must work together to shrink them using magic and their wits.
It is an adorable story with using humor and working together to get the job done.
We also love Beatrix little talking pig, Sir Houston. He is adorable and funny!
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