Climb On the Bus with Joanna Cole and find out about the journey from her first book, a science book about cockroaches, to the wildly popular Magic School Bus .
Cole begins by talking about her father, a dyslexic who had trouble reading but loved to talk and debate; he imparted to her a sense of wonder and deep gratitude for the ability to read. Readers get a real sense of the person behind the books and are also introduced to the process of writing: Cole talks about the similarity between preparing a report and a book and explains that she begins by reading and absorbing information long before she plans what to say or prepares an outline. As with her books, the points are made through her enthusiasm for sharing information rather than as lessons. It is fun to be behind the scenes with the Magic School Bus books, too. The illustrations are primarily from Cole's books, but there are also photographs of her and the people with whom she works. A book as appealing as any Cole has written, good for recreational readers and report-writers alike.
Meet the Author
Joanna Cole is the author of the popular Magic School Bus series, I'm a Big Brother, I'm a Big Sister, and many other award-winning books. In Asking About Sex & Growing Up, she provides a reassuring blend of practical guidance and scientific fact for the audience that needs it most.
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