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The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body Paperback – October 1, 1990

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Ms. Frizzle shepherds her reluctant students through the human body in a book that is as fancifully conceived as it is educational. Ages 6-9.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Grade 1-4-- Time to board the Magic School Bus again with that wild, wacky, and wonderful teacher, Ms. Frizzle. After she teaches her class about the human body and they visit the science museum, Mrs. Frizzle shrinks the bus and the class--except Arnold, who swallows them. This gives Cole and Degen the chance for two parallel stories, inside and outside of Arnold. With the bus inside, Cole explains digestion from the stomach into the small intestines. Then the bus enters a blood vessel where readers can see the plasma, red and white blood cells, and the flow into the heart. From there the class, now out of the bus and garbed in operating room smocks and masks, flows with the blood cells, now with fresh oxygen, to the brain. They climb down the bones of the spine, follow nerves to see muscles work, and then finally catch up with the bus to emerge in the nasal cavity. Meanwhile on part of each facing page, Arnold has coped with being lost and alone and has made it back to the school. With an enormous sneeze he sends the bus out to join him in the parking lot. The class can now chart the body from actual experience. Cole concludes with a true-false test with answers to help readers distinguish reality from fantasy. As readers of the previous "Magic School Bus" books (Scholastic) know, this is an enjoyable look at factual material painlessly packaged with the ribbons and balloons of jokes and asides meant to appeal to kids. Degen's zany, busy, full-color drawings fill the pages with action and information far beyond the text. Using a variety of visuals, including notes, close-ups, and diagrams along with a variety of realistic kids, he moves the parallel stories to their conclusions. Kids will love this book. --Sylvia S. Marantz, Wellington School, Columbus, Ohio
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: AD520L (What's this?)
  • Series: The Magic School Bus
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press; Reprint edition (October 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590414275
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590414272
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 10 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen outdo themselves in "The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body." It is their most ambitious collaboration yet, and it definitely doesn't disappoint.
As is the custom, the third book in this science series (written in 1989) picks up where the second story left off. Ms. Frizzle is showing her students a filmstrip about the human body. "We're going to learn all about ourselves," she says. Then she announces the next field trip - the class is heading to the museum to "see an exhibit about how our bodies get energy from the food we eat." However, anyone who has even an inkling as to the kind of person Ms. Frizzle is should know that things rarely, if ever, go according to plan. A field trip is never just a field trip when you're taking a ride aboard her magic school bus.
The Friz and her students stop at a park for lunch before arriving at the museum. Afterward, everyone goes back to the bus . . . except for Arnold! He's still sitting at a picnic table, daydreaming and eating a bag of Cheesie-Weesies. And before the class realizes what is happening, the bus shrinks to the size of a Cheesie-Weesie . . . where it is promptly downed in one gulp by Arnold!
"I thought we were going to the museum," says one student.
"There's been a slight change of plans," explains Ms. Frizzle. "We're being digested instead."
Why visit an exhibit about the human body when you have a magic school bus and a teacher like Ms. Frizzle who can take you directly to the source?
If "At the Waterworks" was like priming the pump, and "Inside the Earth" was like getting the ball rolling, "Inside the Human Body" is like plowing full-steam ahead.
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My daughter is 3 1/2 years old. I got this book and wasn't sure if it would be to complicated for her. She loves it! I have ordered a few more Magic School Bus books and she can't get enough of them. She even drew a picture of her Daddy's red blood cells! It was hilarious. But best of all, she enjoys them so much. They are her favorite books and she is learning about science. I wish I had these when I was a kid.
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I discovered these books when my son was 5 and we were in a trial year of homeschooling. Both of us were fascinated, by Ms. Frizzle, the magic shrinking bus, the fantastic field trips and funny Arnold.
The main text is good, the pictures are great and the comic book style conversations and binder paper reports on the sides of the pages are fabulous.
We both learned important things about the solar system, human body, water refineries, the earth and the ocean in a very fun, creative, imaginative and impressive way.
Read these books with any child you know, laughing and learning together!
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My son likes this book. It gives some good insights into germs and our bodies. he likes the entires Magic School Bus series - but this is one of his favorites. An easy read before bedtime - just the right length.
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The Magic School Bus series is such a great combo of fun, science and learning. These books were purchased for my son many years ago, and my youngest (five and seven) are now enjoying them. They pull out a Magic School Bus book almost every night at bedtime! Now that my seven year old has begun reading on her own, I find her curled up with a Magic School Bus book all the time. All titles are worth the purchase, and I highly recommend this series for all children! They provide great reference as they get a little older, too!
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I loved magic school bus when i was a kid, so i ordered this book to read to my six year old daughter.She was interested at first, but midways to the end, she was getting distracted. Its a great , educational book.Dont get me wrong, but perhaps for kids older then six.Its a long book, and very thorough, so it takes a while to read.
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My son loves this book! He is 4 years old, and he is fascinated with the workings of the body. **SPOILER ALERT** This book describes the class and Ms. Frizzle traveling through the digestive system, the blood, and the nervous system. The immune system is described.

This book is likely to be good for a variety if age groups. There are little "chat bubbles" above the characters heads, and little "reports" that the class has written on each page. When I'm reading this as a bedtime story, I skip the chat bubbles and reports and just read the "story" part. When he starts to read by himself, he can read all of those things.

Great educational tool, and fun! This is one of my son's favorite books.
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Was glad to find it. These books with the CDs are great. I do wish that the student reports were read along in the CD as it reads rather than cramming all the reports at the end of the CD. Additionally, there are some subjects--like bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles--that are not addressed. I guess that that's a rather petty complaint; it's just that there is another, longer books that does address those subjects. And I don't know why they made the choice to read the book out of order on the CD. But it should be noted that this format--all student reports at the end--is the same for all Magic School Bus CD/books. But writing this review reminds me to buy some more Magic School Bus CD books.
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