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The Magic School Bus At The Waterworks Paperback – February 1, 2004
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Cole and Degen successfully blend fun and learning into their stories, striking a resonant chord with kids and parents alike. Because, let's face it, education - no matter what subject you're delving into - can be a tad boring at times. But anyone who's ever worked with children knows that adding a pinch of excitement and a smidgeon of enjoyment into the knowledge pot takes an otherwise bland topic and transforms it into something delectable.
"At the Waterworks" introduces us to Ms. Frizzle, a one-of-a-kind instructor who knows how to take seemingly uninspiring themes and metamorphose them into action-packed adventures. The kids in her class consider Ms. Frizzle "the strangest teacher in school." And they are less than enthused when they find out their first class trip is the local waterworks; it seems to pale in comparison to field trips other classes are taking, such as to the circus or to the zoo. But these students have obviously never gone on a class trip with Ms. Frizzle; nor have they ever taken a ride in her magic school bus.
Before they know it, Ms. Frizzle has sent them on a splashing journey. They learn all about the wonders of water; how it is the only substance in nature that can form into a solid, liquid or gas. They come to understand the water cycle; how water evaporates into a gas to form clouds and liquefies as it falls to the ground as rain.Read more ›
The obvious layer is the text. There is plenty of information from just reading the text. If you want to add more, read the dialogue between the characters, written cartoon style in balloons. The most detail would come from the children's sketches and notes that are in the (very wide) margins.
I like the scheme of taking the children through the system and coming out the other end. Children usually find the fantasy of changing size to be fascinating as well. To my knowledge, the book is factual and fairly well up to date.
As a seamstress, I love Ms Frizzle's clothing and accessories.
We got this book at a yard sale and my 4.5 year old loves it. I like it too - I learned things I didn't know. Just don't expect to like Ms. Frizzle - she is a tool. Of the author!
Just turning on the water faucet is now a starter of intelligent conversation.
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It seemed more story driven then explanatory. That might be fine for some kids, but I ordered this for an incredibly precocious and inquisitive 4-year old that I nanny for and it... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jessica Anne Wyant
My Grandchildren just love this series. They want it read over and over and talk about the pictures the whole time I'm reading. There is so much happening on each page.Published 19 months ago by Patricia Hulbert
I loved reading these books when I was younger, even though I am in college I still love to read them in my somewhat free time.Published 24 months ago by Chris
My son loves the books and the DVDs. He learns so much it is becoming a bit annoying. He is seven, in first grade.Published on January 7, 2014 by Amazon Customer