Roundtable Reading: Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere by Elise Gravel

Recommended for ages eight and up with accompanying adult(s)

  • Reading led by

    librarian, West Contra Costa Unified School District

When Olga encounters and discovers the truly weird species olgamus ridiculus she is ecstatic. What does an olgamus eat? How does it poop? Why does it make such strange noises? With her trusty observation notebook and the help of a librarian, a shopkeeper, and some friends, Olga sets out to learn all the facts about her smelly, almost-furry discovery and searches for him when he goes missing. The scientific method is the best way to discover anything!

About Roundtable Reading

At Roundtable Reading, young readers read aloud to one another from the opening pages of a good book for about an hour. Children who participate at the event will receive a copy of the book to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just show up promptly at two o'clock ready to read!

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