Grade 1-4. Ms. Frizzle and her science class take a trip through the town's power lines and discover how electricity works. Readers who go along for the ride will learn about how electricity is made in power plants, how transformers function, and about the differences in voltage. They will also find out how electricity makes heat and light. There is a brief mention made of how a TV works. Appropriate warnings about electricity are given. Dialogue balloons and Degen's colorful cartoon illustrations add humor. The book makes a complex subject fun to read about and simple to understand. It's bound to be a hit with the series' many fans.?Blair Christolon, Prince William Library, Manassas, VA
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The indomitable Ms. Frizzle is back for a lesson in electricity in this entertaining entry in the Magic School Bus series. The class begins with books, videos, experiments, and research reports; Ms. Frizzle, wearing a dress of geometric shapes, explains atoms and electrons, and, during an electrical storm, gets the students and her niece, Dottie, into the school bus to find out what's behind a power blackout. At a power plant, they learn how electricity is generated and how it travels. As in the other books in the series, this one doesn't cover everything, but it will stimulate interest; plenty of information is packed into the pages, and repeat readings are mandatory. (Picture book. 7-10) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
My 4 year old learned all about electricity with this book and it has stuck with him. One of the best in the seriesPublished 10 months ago by W. Voorhees
My five year old daughter and I love all these Magic School Bus books. I am a research scientist and my daughter spends a lot of time with me while I work. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Drvrob
This is such an awesome and really great book! I love it! Definitely worth it to give it a read.Published 18 months ago by vannemic
Last year I introduced my grandson to The Magic School Bus series and he's enjoyed every single book. However, this is his very favorite. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ms Bill
If you have a kid who's into electricity, this is a great book. My son just turned 4 and LOVES this book. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Claire Van Razi