A classroom taught by Ms. Valerie Frizzle is always fun and exciting. The colorful teacher owns a Magic School Bus which looks like an ordinary, rather beat-up school bus but which can transform into different things like a spaceship, a battery, a blimp, a submarine or even an alligator! These things can help Ms. Frizzle with visual teaching methods as she reveals information about anything in science. The students include Carlos, Phoebe, Keesha, Dorothy Ann, Tim, Ralphie, Arnold, and Wanda.
The target group for The Magic School Bus books is for boys and girls, ages about 3-10.
Read this review by my litte girl Anne Syafiqa aka CutieMonkee (http://cutiemonkee.blogspot.com)
"Mummy got this story book for me to read from Scholastic and I really like it.
The book was colourful and very educational.
Through the book, I learn a lot about sea creatures or things that live in the sea.
The story started with Ms Frizzle the teacher of the Magic School Bus bringing the kids and me to the beach. We learn about seaweed, seals, and red crabs..
Then we "went" into the ocean to meet and learn about crustaceans, blue whales, planktons and jellyfish. We also learn the amazing facts of how deep the ocean is!!!
Do you know there are thousands of different type of fishes in the sea??? And I learned how a fish does not drown in the water!!! Then I also learnt about sharks and the pretty and colourful coral reefs which are home to many sea creatures
I also learn there are more then just fishes under the sea. There are snakes, turtles and iguanas and they are reptiles. Then there are shell fishes and kelps...
And the "oh so cute" seals, manatees and dolphins among other mammals that live in the sea with the octopus, jelly fish, squid and worms
Last but not least we learn about how to save the ocean.
There are also a lot of new words to learn and their meaning.
I never knew there were so many different kind of things that live under the sea.
I really like this book as it is colourful and very interesting. I feel like I am also on a trip under the sea with Ms Frizzle and her students...."
My daughter loves books but she is not a really avid reader like I am and gets bored when there are only words, so books like This Magic School Bus series really attract her with the colourful pictures and illustrations. It does not bore her to look and read the book and it is not too thick either, so it is great for a bed time read or for your child to flick and read by themselves, if they are already school going....
There are so many other of the Magic School Bus series you might like to check out... other series
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