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To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scholastic is re-releasing the ten original Magic School Bus titles in paperback. With updated scientific information, the bestselling science series ever is back! Count on Ms. Frizzle to teach anything but an ordinary lesson on meteorology. Flying through the clouds in the Magic School Bus, Ms. Frizzle's class experiences a hurricane-and To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scholastic is re-releasing the ten original Magic School Bus titles in paperback. With updated scientific information, the bestselling science series ever is back! Count on Ms. Frizzle to teach anything but an ordinary lesson on meteorology. Flying through the clouds in the Magic School Bus, Ms. Frizzle's class experiences a hurricane-and even a tornado-firsthand. During their thrilling ride through the sky, Arnold gets lost! Will the Friz be able to save the day this time?


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To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scholastic is re-releasing the ten original Magic School Bus titles in paperback. With updated scientific information, the bestselling science series ever is back! Count on Ms. Frizzle to teach anything but an ordinary lesson on meteorology. Flying through the clouds in the Magic School Bus, Ms. Frizzle's class experiences a hurricane-and To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scholastic is re-releasing the ten original Magic School Bus titles in paperback. With updated scientific information, the bestselling science series ever is back! Count on Ms. Frizzle to teach anything but an ordinary lesson on meteorology. Flying through the clouds in the Magic School Bus, Ms. Frizzle's class experiences a hurricane-and even a tornado-firsthand. During their thrilling ride through the sky, Arnold gets lost! Will the Friz be able to save the day this time?

30 review for The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane

  1. 5 out of 5

    Andy Zach

    Okay, this book might win the award for the most extreme field trip on Earth. Ms. Frizzle's class takes a trip inside a hurricane, beginning in a bus turned weather ballon, then falling like rain. They catch up with their bus as a weather plane and go through the eye of the hurricane. Along the way, they go inside a tornado and teach lots of facts about the weather. You're going to learn and enjoy it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Robyn

    I saw this book in a coffee shop while charging my phone. I like reading the science stuff & I even enjoy the unrealistic parts. It’s funny by the end of any “Magic School Bus” book where they do a “disclaimer” noting all the unrealistic stuff or the “don’t-try-this-at-home” stuff. This book was written in 1995, before Hurricanes like Katrina, Rita, & Harvey. It was very informative & fascinating. I didn’t know before reading this why hurricanes stop after making landfall (warm water from the oc I saw this book in a coffee shop while charging my phone. I like reading the science stuff & I even enjoy the unrealistic parts. It’s funny by the end of any “Magic School Bus” book where they do a “disclaimer” noting all the unrealistic stuff or the “don’t-try-this-at-home” stuff. This book was written in 1995, before Hurricanes like Katrina, Rita, & Harvey. It was very informative & fascinating. I didn’t know before reading this why hurricanes stop after making landfall (warm water from the ocean gives them momentum). Or that the right-front “wing” of the hurricane is the part that packs the most punch as it brings more power from the ocean right into the shore. It’s also funny to see Ms Frizzle’s outfits. I mean, does she specially design them herself, or does she shop somewhere (online, even) for them? (In 1995, the online option seems less likely.) I wonder how comfortable & practical some of her outfits are. They sure give me some ideas for fun (Halloween) costumes!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tatiana

    What starts as a field trip to a weather station turns into a much more hands-on experience with deadly storms! Flying through the clouds in the Magic School Bus, Ms. Frizzle's class experiences a hurricane—and even a tornado—firsthand. During their thrilling ride through the sky, Arnold gets lost and the class must follow rescue procedures to save him. In the end, Ms. Frizzle’s class arrives at the weather station, but due to their unconventional field trip, the students can teach the experts a What starts as a field trip to a weather station turns into a much more hands-on experience with deadly storms! Flying through the clouds in the Magic School Bus, Ms. Frizzle's class experiences a hurricane—and even a tornado—firsthand. During their thrilling ride through the sky, Arnold gets lost and the class must follow rescue procedures to save him. In the end, Ms. Frizzle’s class arrives at the weather station, but due to their unconventional field trip, the students can teach the experts a thing or two about hurricanes. The information presented on weather and hurricanes is accurate and written scientifically (real science terms are used). Nevertheless, the facts are clustered in short bursts of information throughout the book, making it more manageable to take in the information. Aside from some of the students falling into “types,” there is no apparent stereotyping. The organization of the text—vivid, detailed illustrations that will snag and keep students’ short attention spans constantly fed and eager for more—aid in students’ ability to think analytically about the content. The Magic School Bus TV show was must-see programming, right up there with Wishbone and Bill Nye the Science Guy, when I was a kid. Reading this book brought back memories, but looking at it from a teacher’s point of view, I really see the educational value in the storytelling of Joanne Cole, who found a way to make science topics relatable and comprehensible by wrapping them a modern fantasy narrative.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tony Ruiz

    The Magic School Bus Inside A Hurricane – Joanna Cole Grade: K-3 Pages: 48 Theme: Hurricane, Schools, Weather Genre: Modern Fantasy Response: While I have read several The Magic School Bus books, I haven't seen/read this one beforehand. Didn't even know it was out there. The title itself intrigued me, especially since we live in Florida where hurricanes are an annual "norm" now-a-days. As only The Magic School Bus series can, it's a great way to learn more about hurricanes, both for students and eve The Magic School Bus Inside A Hurricane – Joanna Cole Grade: K-3 Pages: 48 Theme: Hurricane, Schools, Weather Genre: Modern Fantasy Response: While I have read several The Magic School Bus books, I haven't seen/read this one beforehand. Didn't even know it was out there. The title itself intrigued me, especially since we live in Florida where hurricanes are an annual "norm" now-a-days. As only The Magic School Bus series can, it's a great way to learn more about hurricanes, both for students and even parents alike, if students take it home to read to their parents. Illustrations are great, and I always love Liz and her mannerisms. It's always the little things that the kids like Arnold and others say that can make me chuckle. More of a modern fantasy, this is also a great science book for lessons. Class Activity: This book would go along a weather unit. Students would look at newspapers and/or websites such as weather.com or accuweather.com to see what the weather is like in different parts of the state, then country, and then world. A more detailed lesson to go along with hurricanes would include graphing hurricanes from previous years and predicting where they would go before being shown where the hurricane eventually traveled through.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Dolly

    This is another fun book in the Magic School Bus series. After reading what seems like a million of these books, I think I'm in the camp that less dialogue is better. It's hard to keep the narrative and conversations flowing smoothly when I read these stories aloud. I don't think it would be nearly as distracting if you read them silently to yourself. So while we read books aloud together, I prefer the ones with more narrative, less dialogue. In addition there are so many fascinating side blurbs This is another fun book in the Magic School Bus series. After reading what seems like a million of these books, I think I'm in the camp that less dialogue is better. It's hard to keep the narrative and conversations flowing smoothly when I read these stories aloud. I don't think it would be nearly as distracting if you read them silently to yourself. So while we read books aloud together, I prefer the ones with more narrative, less dialogue. In addition there are so many fascinating side blurbs (school reports) of info, that it sidelines the story. But our girls love them, so we'll keep reading them, no matter what the format.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Smartypants

    I can't belive that Mis.Frizzle has that kookey of a bus.iIt is like a nomal school bus but it does cool things like changing into things so cool!Why dosent all the teacher's have one bus like that.In the book they want to take a trip to the wether station. BUT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO THE WETHER STACION THEY ARE GOING INTO THE AIR IN A HOTAIR BLOON.I would never do that iwould be so scard. i would be like arnold a scarde cat.Then they had to jumped out of the the hotair bloon i could never do that I can't belive that Mis.Frizzle has that kookey of a bus.iIt is like a nomal school bus but it does cool things like changing into things so cool!Why dosent all the teacher's have one bus like that.In the book they want to take a trip to the wether station. BUT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO THE WETHER STACION THEY ARE GOING INTO THE AIR IN A HOTAIR BLOON.I would never do that iwould be so scard. i would be like arnold a scarde cat.Then they had to jumped out of the the hotair bloon i could never do that i would be to scared to do that.They jumped into the hurricane into the hurricane.And arnold got lost in the seaand a boat saved him by pulling him in to the boat.An they were going to havea big storm ana big wave is going to hit the lan then they got to the school safe and sound.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rachel C

    Ms.Frizzle takes her students into her Magic School Bus and they travel to the inside of a hurricane. The pages of the book are filled with fun facts and trivia at the sides of the pages and there are projects that young readers can easily do at home or at school. I would use this book for a science unit on the weather.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    We LOVE Magic School Bus. The BEST science books for kids preschool through elementary school. They grow with the child - you can read as much or as little of the detail as you want because it is not included in the story line - it is inserted in "talking windows" like comics, or on "one page reports" given by the kids.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Siobhan

    A wonderful read from my childhood, one I’d certainly suggest for other youngsters. Whilst it is not my all-time favourite childhood read I can still recall all the details of this one meaning it certainly left a lasting impression upon my young mind. And isn’t that what we want with children’s books, for them to leave a positive lasting impression?

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kayla

    This book was very informative. I think it would be useful to use to teach about the weather. Although it would not be a good read aloud book I might still have this book on my shelf in my library if I was teaching 4-5th grade.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    My 7 year-old and I love reading these Magic School Bus books together

  12. 5 out of 5

    Brittany B.

    Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction-Science Fiction Awards: None Audience: Grades 2-4 A) This book falls under the science fiction category of fantasy. For starters, it involves technology that is not currently possible, such as a flying bus that can turn into a hot air balloon. It also involves students flying around in a hurricane to explore it, which is not physically possible. It does involve a concept that could be possible in the future, which is flying cars. I think flying buses is very far down Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction-Science Fiction Awards: None Audience: Grades 2-4 A) This book falls under the science fiction category of fantasy. For starters, it involves technology that is not currently possible, such as a flying bus that can turn into a hot air balloon. It also involves students flying around in a hurricane to explore it, which is not physically possible. It does involve a concept that could be possible in the future, which is flying cars. I think flying buses is very far down the line, but if they can get cars to fly, eventually I wouldn't be surprised if they were able to get buses to fly as well. Additionally, it explores the scientific topic of hurricanes and how they are created, what they do, and other facts about them. It presents this information through a fictional scenario that is not realistic. B) There are several areas where the reader is required to suspend belief. For starters, the bus that the students are driving in to get to the science station suddenly turns into a hot air balloon. The reality of a bus flying is already impossible, but then adding the idea that the bus has turned into a hot air balloon creates an even more unrealistic scenario. Then, the students fly into the clouds, which begin to turn into a hurricane. The students begin to fly around the whirlwind of the hurricane, through lightning flashes and thunder. Suddenly, the same bus that was earlier a hot air balloon turns into a plane. Everyone knows how dangerous it is to be anywhere near a hurricane, but additionally, the idea that the students would fall out of the air balloon and be caught by the whirlwinds of a hurricane rather than falling straight to the ground is just not possible or realistic. Finally, a teacher would never fly her students straight into a hurricane. This scenario would never happen in real life, and it is important that the readers recognize this. The author even includes a section in the back of post cards that various students have written to the author explaining which things are not true in the book. The author has responded to these post cards with a note, saying "to all readers: some of the things that happen in this book are make-believe. But of course, all the science is real!" C) The setting of this book relates to the theme by involving magic in the real world. The "magic" that is taking place is the bus, which turns from a bus into a hot air balloon, and suddenly turns into a flyable plane even though it was stated that the hot air balloon bus "popped". It then turns back into a bus completely undamaged. Additionally, the ability for the students to float around in the whirlwind rather than falling and their ability to survive literally being inside a hurricane is magic within itself. The setting, however, it realistic. At first, they are at the school that the students attend in Mrs. Frizzle's class. Then, they take the bus to the space center and further travel up into the air. It is realistic to be in a classroom and at a space station, and even in the air, although usually if you are in the air, you are on a plane and not riding along a hurricane. The hurricane that occurs in the story is very realistic, as hurricanes occur all of the time. The information presented about hurricanes are accurate and true, but the scenario in which the book is organized is not. D) The author wishes to convey a general message about hurricanes and information about them. She includes diagrams of how the clouds are formed, where the air goes in a hurricane, how air blows up a hot air balloon, etc. All of the factual information presented in the book is accurate and scientifically proven, so the book is very informational and teaches the topic of hurricanes in a fun and unique way. This would be a great book to use with students who are learning about hurricanes because it gives so much information about them.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jenna Argast

    The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane is an informational yet entertaining book written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen. I have always enjoyed Magic school Bus books because they are so informational and allow readers to learn so much while being entertaining too. This book is about Ms. Frizzle and how she teaches in a very different way. she has a magical bus that can transform and take you anywhere. This time, Ms Frizzle was teaching a lesson on weather. In order to teach about The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane is an informational yet entertaining book written by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen. I have always enjoyed Magic school Bus books because they are so informational and allow readers to learn so much while being entertaining too. This book is about Ms. Frizzle and how she teaches in a very different way. she has a magical bus that can transform and take you anywhere. This time, Ms Frizzle was teaching a lesson on weather. In order to teach about weather, Ms. Frizzle takes the students on a ride in her magic school bus. By going on this magic school bus, the class was able to go into a cloud and learn about it. However, the class ended up getting caught in a hurricane which helped them learn even more facts about hurricanes and weather. Throughout the book, each character had little speech bubbles that contribute to the characters personality. In addition to this, the speech bubbles contain a lot of facts about the topic they are learning about. Every illustration has so much detail because there is a lot going on throughout the book. I really like these books because of how interesting they are and how much you can learn by reading them. I recommend The Magic School Bus for 3rd-5th grade because of how much you learn from them. This Magic School Bus series is one of my favorites.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Longendyke

    1. Awards: None 2. Level: 3rd-5th grade 3. Summary: Magic School Bus: Inside a Hurricane is not only informational by providing many facts about hurricanes, but it takes you on an adventure. Ms. Frizzle always has something fun in storer for her students. The story outlines their adventure including the many twists along the way. 4. Review: This book explodes with information on every page. This magic school bus book would be a great read aloud or a great resource for a project. 5. Lessons: This boo 1. Awards: None 2. Level: 3rd-5th grade 3. Summary: Magic School Bus: Inside a Hurricane is not only informational by providing many facts about hurricanes, but it takes you on an adventure. Ms. Frizzle always has something fun in storer for her students. The story outlines their adventure including the many twists along the way. 4. Review: This book explodes with information on every page. This magic school bus book would be a great read aloud or a great resource for a project. 5. Lessons: This book can be used for many lessons such as; research projects and as an addition to a science unit. Students can use a worksheet and fill in a timeline of a hurricane. (Found on Teachers Pay Teachers) Also, this Magic School Bus book can be used define many weather terms such as hurricane, lightening, thunder, storm watch, and storm warning.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Christy Roberts

    I remember barely reading this book. Mostly the pictures. I loved the TV show and watched all the time. The kids in Ms. Frizzle's class are doing projects on the weather and she takes them on a trip. She claims they are going to the weather station. However, they go inside a hurricane and then a tornado. The illustrations were good and I liked how had extra information on the side. The kids also talk in air bubbles. They know a field trip with Ms. Frizzle will be different. Arnold's always havin I remember barely reading this book. Mostly the pictures. I loved the TV show and watched all the time. The kids in Ms. Frizzle's class are doing projects on the weather and she takes them on a trip. She claims they are going to the weather station. However, they go inside a hurricane and then a tornado. The illustrations were good and I liked how had extra information on the side. The kids also talk in air bubbles. They know a field trip with Ms. Frizzle will be different. Arnold's always having a hard time though. The bus changes into different things during the trip. At the end they do go to the weather station and know a ll that the people there did. A great read if want to know about hurricanes and tornadoes too.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    I enjoyed this book because I like hurricanes. I also enjoyed this book because I liked the part when the Magic School Bus was inside a hurricane.

  17. 4 out of 5

    SaraKat

    Ms. Frizzle took the kids to see a hurricane this time. I felt a little less interested in this one and think the complexity might be hard for younger children, but it was still good.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Pinnick

    A fun way to learn about science from the Magic School Bus

  19. 4 out of 5

    John Boggala Benedict

    Great book for children.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Maxym

    Maxym says: "It taught me a lot because I didn't know what hurricane was."

  21. 5 out of 5

    Viktoria Cox

    I always love the magic school bus. There is so much good information presented in a fun manner. I value the explanations of science on an elementary level that I can share with my boys.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Morlando K

    We love the magic school bus series of books, they are very educational!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    I read the Chinese version.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Shelby Summerville

    The Magic School Bus series, both in video and book form, are wonderful tools in teaching science to children. They all offer an inside look of different science related subjects, such as hurricanes in this book. It starts off like a normal day in the classroom, everyone was working on their weather projects when Ms.Frizzle says is a perfect day for the class to visit the weather station. So their all load up into the old school bus but to their surprise the bus turns into a hot air balloon and The Magic School Bus series, both in video and book form, are wonderful tools in teaching science to children. They all offer an inside look of different science related subjects, such as hurricanes in this book. It starts off like a normal day in the classroom, everyone was working on their weather projects when Ms.Frizzle says is a perfect day for the class to visit the weather station. So their all load up into the old school bus but to their surprise the bus turns into a hot air balloon and the students are all wearing flying suits. The hot air balloon bus starts rising high into the sky, but the air gets colder and the students need jackets. They go into a cloud and see rain droplets form, and hear weather men below say there is a hurricane watch in affect. They then get pushed south by the wind and travel to above a tropical ocean, close to the equator. Then the ballon gets a leak and the class must jump from the ballon bus into the air. The class was caught in the sky in a whirlwind of a hurricane! There was lightening around them and the bus appeared again, this time as a weather plane that explores hurricanes. The class landed safely inside. Ms.Frizzle drove the plane straight into the center of the storm. As the plane flew through the storms Ms.Frizzle took roll, Arnold was missing! The winds flew so fast as the bus flew farther into the storm. The entered the inner hurricane and the eye wall, a ring of heavy clouds around the storms center. Then everything was quiet, they has entered the eye of the hurricane. Meanwhile Arnold had been picked up by some fishermen. The hurricane hit the land, causing tree to uproot, roofs to blow off houses and a giant wave called a storm surge. Just then the weather plane school bus begins to run out of gas and starts dipping lower and lower. Arnold managed to get on the plane before they were swept away by a wave. The plane was going under water quick, until a funnel shape came towards them. The twister picked them up and their were now traveling with it. The twister thankfully sat the bus down without a scratch. Ms.Frizzle loaded the bus with more gas and the class headed to the weather station. They had plenty to talk to the weather forecasters about after experiencing a hurricane and twister. Finally they drove back to school and finished up their weather projects. Then had a party to relax and celebrate! The illustrations in this book are so colorful and fun, but also include many diagrams about weather and what was happening while the class was inside the hurricane. There is a lot going on on each page, from the main story to also diagrams and the students weather projects on each page. They all work together well to get the information across. The weather projects included on each page correlates to what is happening to the class. For example when the hot air makes the air balloon school bus rise, Carlos's weather project is include on that page abut "Why does hot air rise?" I would use this book with 3rd to 5th graders, when studying weather or to help explain about current bad weather we may have been having. It is important for students to understand our weather and not be afraid.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Austin G

    I grew up reading The Magic School Bus series, so I was very excited to read one once again. I love Ms. Frizzle and her wild clothes, that magically changes depending on what subject she’s teaching her students. In this book she is teaching her students about weather. Ms. Fizzle teaches the class all about different types of weather such as rain, wind, heat, and even hurricanes. Things become very interesting when Ms. Fizzle and her class get on their magic school bus and travel to the center of I grew up reading The Magic School Bus series, so I was very excited to read one once again. I love Ms. Frizzle and her wild clothes, that magically changes depending on what subject she’s teaching her students. In this book she is teaching her students about weather. Ms. Fizzle teaches the class all about different types of weather such as rain, wind, heat, and even hurricanes. Things become very interesting when Ms. Fizzle and her class get on their magic school bus and travel to the center of a hurricane. Not only is the book filled with great information it presented the information in a fun, entertain way that children would love. Not is the information presented in text but it is also presented in speech bubbles, classroom posters, and even notebook pages. I love how you get to read the conversations Mr. Fizzle has with her students, it is such a unique aspect of the book. In addition, one thing I really found to great was the fact the book includes experiments throughout that teachers can actually do with their class. An experiment that stood out to me was the one dealing with “Heat Makes Air Expand,” it is a simple experiment using a plastic bottle, balloon, and hot water. The experiments are not only simple but seem to be very cost effective as well. Even as a child, one of my favorite parts of the magic school bus books were the illustrations. I love the fact it is done it what appears to be pencil and watercolor. I think watercolor is a fun medium and really adds color and details to a story. In addition, I love the amount of diversity the book presents as well as information. Ms. Fizzles class is filled with students of all cultures. I believe this is important because it does not leave any child out. In addition, to the children being of different race, each child has their own unique look and style just like a real class would. I cannot wait to use The Magic School Bus books in my class. I think elementary students of all ages could benefit form the information presented in these books. In addition to the books, The Magic School Bus series also has many educational videos, which would be great to incorporate while reading the books. I recommend parents and teacher get their hands on several copies of different books from this great series.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Marissa Scott

    For this week's book selection, I decide to go with some of the oh so popular Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole. I remember growing up being so infatuated with this series. I always wanted to be in a class with Ms. Frizzle and was so upset when I finished grade school and never once had teacher half as cool as her. I really enjoyed these books because I was always a little science nut and these elevated how much fun science could be even if they were all field trips that I knew I would neve For this week's book selection, I decide to go with some of the oh so popular Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole. I remember growing up being so infatuated with this series. I always wanted to be in a class with Ms. Frizzle and was so upset when I finished grade school and never once had teacher half as cool as her. I really enjoyed these books because I was always a little science nut and these elevated how much fun science could be even if they were all field trips that I knew I would never go on. These books taught me so much because I would vicariously live their trips with them and just imagined myself on the bus with all the other students in the books. Even though these books are very simple with lots of graphics, I would still include them in my classroom if I was to teach the upper grades in elementary school. I would want them in my room because some of the adventures that their class goes on may be a good starting point or a way of introducing a topic to my students in a science unit. I can imagine my kids enjoying reading these quick stories before a unit because they are factual and do explain topics in a very simplistic way that young students can understand easily to get a good idea of what the unit will be about before I even start teaching it. I also want these books in my future classroom because they make science exciting for kids. This series makes science come to life in a way that it no longer seems like a chore of a subject that kids just have to suffer through. Students can read this series and see that any part of science can be made into a whole journey with just a little bit of imagination. I want to help my kids start to fall in love with science at a young age so they go throughout the rest of their school experience liking science or at least being more open to it rather than hating every unit before they even get into them. For next week's selection, I will start to show the books that I am going to use in my classroom sessions. For the first session, my theme is sharing, so all the books I will bring in will have to do with some type of sharing. For example, I am thinking of bringing in Rainbow Fish, One of Each, and Oh, Brother. Each of these books are about my theme for the day but they are not all the same lesson behind sharing.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Taylor Richarsdon

    Title: The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane Author: Joanna Cole Plot: This plot is chronological in telling a story about a class that takes an adventure inside a hurricane! Characters: The main characters within this series of books are multidimensional because they sometimes change from book to book. We know how the students feel. Any other characters are static. Main Conflict: Character against nature, Mrs. Frizzle and her class are up against nature when finding their way through a hurricane Title: The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane Author: Joanna Cole Plot: This plot is chronological in telling a story about a class that takes an adventure inside a hurricane! Characters: The main characters within this series of books are multidimensional because they sometimes change from book to book. We know how the students feel. Any other characters are static. Main Conflict: Character against nature, Mrs. Frizzle and her class are up against nature when finding their way through a hurricane. Main Theme: The main theme of this story is explicit. It is informational about hurricanes while taking readers on an adventure. Authors Style: This author had a great way of inserting factual information in colorful and inviting ways. This draws the attention of young readers while providing them with valuable knowledge. There are a variety of speech bubbles providing movement and interaction throughout the pages. Point of View: This story is told in a first person point of view. Design and Layout: I enjoyed how many speech bubbles were used within this book. Speech bubbles provide an interactive 'comic book-esque' style about them. The movement of speech bubbles throughout each page will draw readers in. Lessons and Standards: K-ESS3-3 Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and other living things in the local environment. This could be tied to the book by having a discussion about things besides water and marine life that might be found in a hurricane. You could also show pictures of the aftermath of hurricanes and talk about ways to reduce trash in the oceans. 4-Ps4-1 Develop a model of waves to describe patters in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move. This book could lead into a discussion or project about amplitude and wavelength. Overall Assessment: I love all of the Magic School Bus books. They are fun, inclusive, and informative to children of many different ages.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mercedes Case

    Brief review- The genre of this book is nonfiction. It is about weather. I like how all the information is true but they take the kids on an adventure. It keeps kids entertained more that just a book of facts would because they are always wondering what is next. Content area- The content area I would use this for is teaching science and the weather. You could figure out the weather for that day and then read the book that describes all sorts of weather patterns. You could have the kids act as me Brief review- The genre of this book is nonfiction. It is about weather. I like how all the information is true but they take the kids on an adventure. It keeps kids entertained more that just a book of facts would because they are always wondering what is next. Content area- The content area I would use this for is teaching science and the weather. You could figure out the weather for that day and then read the book that describes all sorts of weather patterns. You could have the kids act as meteorologist and they could create their own weather and explain how their weather phenomenon happened. 2 questions- Would you rather learn how Mrs frizzle teaches or learn like Arnold wants to? why? a. Two options are Mrs. frizzle because she's hands on or Arnold because he is less hands on. What does condenses mean? Use examples from the story. a. It means water vapor comes together and makes water vapor the story shows the water being taken from the cloud and used to make rain. It shows the process that happens in the cloud to make rain. 2 wonders- Why can't we learn by going to the clouds? Why does weather happen?

  29. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    My generic review of the Magic School Bus books - We really love the series. This book doesn't have all the cartoony dialouge asides that the earlier books have. There are maybe a comment or two per page instead of full conversations. Some people hate that; I think I prefer it. The page is less busy. These books clearly explain a certain topic. There are often additional activities at the end of the book for further learning. We read these for 'fun' during picture book time and we read them when l My generic review of the Magic School Bus books - We really love the series. This book doesn't have all the cartoony dialouge asides that the earlier books have. There are maybe a comment or two per page instead of full conversations. Some people hate that; I think I prefer it. The page is less busy. These books clearly explain a certain topic. There are often additional activities at the end of the book for further learning. We read these for 'fun' during picture book time and we read them when learning about a certain subject. Most of the books have movies which correspond. We've enjoyed those as well.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Little Miss and the Legomeister

    Legomeister: "I liked it like all the other Magic School Bus books." Mama: "My kids love the Magic School Bus series. They were Legomeister’s favorites a few years ago, he still checks them out occasionally; and now Little Miss is starting to request them. They enjoy the stories and think they're so funny! These first Magic School Bus books are my favorite. They’re longer, the stories are more extensive, and they're packed full of information. I like the sidebars with interesting facts disguised Legomeister: "I liked it like all the other Magic School Bus books." Mama: "My kids love the Magic School Bus series. They were Legomeister’s favorites a few years ago, he still checks them out occasionally; and now Little Miss is starting to request them. They enjoy the stories and think they're so funny! These first Magic School Bus books are my favorite. They’re longer, the stories are more extensive, and they're packed full of information. I like the sidebars with interesting facts disguised as homework. The illustrations are also more detailed, and the faces have more character."

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