The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge (Magic School Bus Series)

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Trust the bestselling science series of all time to get down to the facts on global warming, so kids can understand the crisis - and how they can help solve it.

FORMAT: paperback book with CD

Like it or not, global warming is a hot topic, and it will affect the younger generation the most. So why not turn to the teacher kids like the most, Ms. Frizzle! Only the Friz can boil all the hoopla down to the ...

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Overview

Trust the bestselling science series of all time to get down to the facts on global warming, so kids can understand the crisis - and how they can help solve it.

FORMAT: paperback book with CD

Like it or not, global warming is a hot topic, and it will affect the younger generation the most. So why not turn to the teacher kids like the most, Ms. Frizzle! Only the Friz can boil all the hoopla down to the scientific facts in a fun and informative way.

With trademark simplicity and wit, Joanna Cole explains why the earth is getting warmer, and Bruce Degen's bright, action-filled illustrations make the science easy to understand and fun to learn. This team brings a new, improved understanding to climate change, engaging kids and empowering all. Teachers will cheer!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Remy Dou
Ms. Frizzle has taken children on her magic bus to places practically impossible to visit. In this title from the “The Magic School Bus” seires, she takes readers on a similar ride, only this time, when her students hop aboard, they discover it turns into a plane. Ms. Frizzle flies over the Arctic where she shows everyone how much ice has melted as a result of climate change. She even provides special glasses that allow children to see gas molecules as she explains why Earth has gotten warmer. Every spread of this tale consists of a smorgasbord of facts, asides, graphics, word and thought bubbles, drawings, and text. In fact, Cole attempts to fit almost everything the average person should know about the important topic of climate change in this slim, thirty-seven page picture book. Yet, despite the author’s excellent ability to write scientific content in a format that children may understand, the mere number of facts will likely overwhelm most readers. Moreover, in order to squeeze in all those facts, the author leaves out reasonable connections that would normally help readers understand why proposed solutions to climate change would work. Despite the literary accessibility of this installment, the plethora of facts and graphics cloud its important message. Reviewer: Remy Dou; Ages 6 to 9.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545434256
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Series: Magic School Bus Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 992,896
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanna Cole

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2010

    The magic in the "Magic School Bus" series continues

    I have been surprised and impressed with how much children are learning about being "green". Anything that can improve their understanding about protecting the environment in a way that is both entertaining and educational is a winner. Always a popular series, this "Magic School Bus" installment keeps the streak alive. When a book like "The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge" comes along, parents need to pay attention. Especially if your child, like mine, takes advice better from anything or anyone other than her parents. Reading about global warming really does help her believe that the things we've always asked her to do, like turning off lights or not running water, can make a difference to the health of the earth.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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