Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere and Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties! {Giveaway}


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Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere and Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties!

Stick Cat and Olga and the smelly thing from nowhere books
Have I got some fun news for you! Harper Collins has two REALLY fun new books for kids ages 8-12 – Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere and Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties (see what they did there – tail? Love it!).  Both books are heavily illustrated and are ideal for reluctant readers, budding artists, and animal lovers.


Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere and Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties!

This book is about Olga, who finds a creature in her garbage can one day, and all it says is “MEH!”

This just cracked me up when I read it, because my husband, daughter and I say, “Meh” all the time! It’s kind of an inside joke with some friends we have.  But on to the book!

This creature in the garbage can won’t eat or sleep, but it snores, it stinks, and Olga studies it like mad. She actually loves it and decides to name it after herself–an OLGAMUS.

Olga goes to the library but doesn’t discover much about the creature but she DOES find out that it LOVES olives. Who knew?

These incidents take place over a few days in Olga’s never-dull life. She finds a great amount of information about herself, and also about everything from the scientific method,  Jane Goodall and some of her favorite odd creatures, to the ins and outs of friendship and every human’s use for living in a community.

This book is really funny, and I think kids (ages 8-12) will absolutely love it. It is perfect for fans of the books “Dear Dumb Diary” and “My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish”, and great preparation for “El Deafo”, “Roller Girl”, and “Smile”.

Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere and Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties!

Author Bio
Elise Gravel is an award-winning author/illustrator from Quebec. She is the winner of the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Illustration in French, and is well-known in Quebec for her original, wacky picture books. She has published a number of books with US publisher Blue Apple as well as a graphic novel for Roaring Brook Press. Having completed her studies in graphic design, Elise found herself quickly swept up into the glamorous world of illustration. Her old design habits drive her to work a little text here and there into her drawings and she loves to handle the design of her assignments from start to finish. She is inspired by social causes and is likes projects that can handle a good dose of eccentricity. Follow Elise on Instagram.


Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere and Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties!
Well, if you know me, you know that I LOVE cats. That’s probably why I like the book so much. This is such a cute book, and is perfect for fans of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, “Big Nate”, and animal lovers everywhere. Kids will love Stick Cat and its heavily illustrated young reader series, from the author of “Stick Dog”, Tom Watson!

The first adventure (available now), finds a big day in the big city for Stick Cat and his best friend, Edith. They find treasures to hunt, pigeons to catch, songs to sing, and of course naps to take after their busy day. There is danger though, way up on the 23rd floor. There are terrible noises,  and then violent crashes trap a desperate man in the building across the alley. Stick Cat wants to help, but he will need to navigate his way across the alley, and also around Edith’s strange ways—to attempt a rescue.

The illustrations in this book are really clever. Kids will have so much fun with it.

Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere and Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties!
The next adventure, “Stick Cat: Cats in the City”, arrived in stores April 25th – make sure you check it out too!

Author Bio
Tom Watson lives in Chicago with his wife, daughter, and son. He is the author of the Stick Dog series and the Stick Cat series. This is the first book in that series. Tom does not have a cat. So his ideas for the Stick Cat series come from a whole different place. He’s not sure where that place is exactly, but he knows it’s kind of strange there. While he has your attention, Tom would like to make one thing perfectly clear: There are not going to be any other stick animal books. There won’t be a Stick Monkey, for instance. Or Stick Chicken (even though that’s fun to say) or even Stick Giraffe (even though that would be fun to draw). He’s having plenty of fun just with dogs and cats.

Both of the above books are available in stores now, and are ideal for Ages 8- 12.

Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere by Elise Gravel
Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties by Tom Watson

BUY: You can purchase “Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere” and “Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties” and others on the Harper Collins website. You can also enter to win below!

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One (1) winner will receive a LAUGH & LEARN Prize Pack. Get silly and scientific with an amazing combo of middle-grade reads!
~Copies of Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties and Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere
~Art prints from each book’s creators
~3-month subscription to TinkerCrate for scientific exploration!

Open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by HarperCollins.

Ends 5/16. Open to US only.

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*No purchase necessary. Open to residents of US only. Giveaway ends May 15, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. (PST). ONE ENTRANT PER HOUSEHOLD/IP Address! I check all entries – cheating will not be tolerated. Winner will be notified via email and needs to reply within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Please make sure you check your spam folder – I will not be responsible if you did not receive winning email notification. Winners name(s) will be displayed on the post, and will also be posted on Winners List shortly after drawing has occurred. Winners will be chosen randomly by Giveaway Tools. Screenshots of winners available by request. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor or their PR Agency unless otherwise noted. Eighty MPH Mom is not responsible for prizes lost in transit, although every attempt will be made for prize delivery.

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  1. Kimmy Ripley on

    My sweet little Chloe Pearl is in the 1st grade and she’s learning to read. She would be thrilled to read these!

  2. Stick Cat seems like a fun bedtime book that would simultaneously appeal to a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old.

  3. Tabathia B on

    I would like to win for my daughter because I believe she would enjoy reading them as an avid reader

  4. I would love to win these awesome books for my nieces because they love reading books
    Thank You for the chance!

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