Magic School Bus Presents: Sea Creatures: A Nonfiction Companion to the Original Magic School Bus Series

Magic School Bus Presents: Sea Creatures: A Nonfiction Companion to the Original Magic School Bus Series

by Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen
     
 

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THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS SEA CREATURES is a photographic nonfiction companion book to the original bestselling title, THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS ON THE OCEAN FLOOR.

ON THE OCEAN FLOOR taught thousands of kids about tides, coral reefs, and a whole host of marine animals. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS SEA CREATURES will expand upon the original title with fresh,

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THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS SEA CREATURES is a photographic nonfiction companion book to the original bestselling title, THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS ON THE OCEAN FLOOR.

ON THE OCEAN FLOOR taught thousands of kids about tides, coral reefs, and a whole host of marine animals. MAGIC SCHOOL BUS PRESENTS SEA CREATURES will expand upon the original title with fresh, updated, Common Core aligned content about all the incredible animals that live below the waves--from sharks and squid to whales, dolphins, and walruses. With vivid full-color photographs on each page as well as illustrations of the beloved Ms. Frizzle and her students, the Magic School Bus Presents series will enthrall a whole new generation of Magic School Bus readers.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Brandon West
The Magic School Bus has taken a trip to the Common Core. While the original series is well known for its endearing cast of characters and Ms. Frizzle’s “edutaining” field trips, this companion to The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor is swimming in nonfiction facts about a myriad of sea creatures, including squids, jellyfish, dolphins, and more. The book features twelve main spreads that focus on specific aquatic environments, such as the beach and coral reef, and explore the life that inhabits them. There is a paragraph of text on each spread, but the bulk of the text appears in several brief snippets and thought bubbles. Ralphie, Wanda, and the other Magic School Bus children make an appearance as well, but only to present their reports on the sea creatures. Even though the book is devoid of a strong narrative, it remains engaging due to the interesting photographs mixed with splashes of illustrations. Given the Common Core friendliness of this book, it deserves a place in school libraries. Part of the “Magic School Bus Presents” series. Reviewer: Brandon West; Ages 6 to 9.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545683661
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/24/2014
Series:
Magic School Bus Presents Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
487,960
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
NC900L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen, the author and illustrator of the Magic School Bus books, have collaborated for twenty years, bringing humor and true kidlike curiosity to science and learning. Booklist heralded Ms. Frizzle as "the wackiest, wisest teacher in picture books." Two MSB titles have been named School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and they have won countless state book awards, from New York to Nebraska.

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