To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scholastic is re-releasing the ten original Magic School Bus titles in paperback. With updated scientific information, the bestselling science series ever is back!
When the Magic School Bus turns into a beehive, Ms. Frizzle's class learns firsthand about how workers, drones, and the queen bees live together. Readers will be abuzz with knowledge as they discover how honeybees find food; make a comb, honey, and beeswax; and care for their young, all from the bee's perspective.
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About the Author
Joanna Cole has been creating books about the Magic School Bus for more than twenty years. She is a recipient of many awards, most recently the National Endowment for the Arts Foundation Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education. She lives in Key West, with her husband.
Bruce Degen is the bestselling author and illustrator of the beloved, perennial favorite Jamberry and numerous award-winning books for children. He is also the illustrator of the highly-acclaimed Magic School Bus series by Joanna Cole.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love this series! I enjoyed these books when I was young, and I really enjoyed reading it again. The pages are colorful, and are full of pictures, notes, and dialog between characters. The best part about this story was, of course, the mistakes that Ms. Frizzle and the gang encounter on their science excursions. However, the reader cannot escape the facts that he or she is presented with: the author/creator depicts science information (in this book, beehives and bees) in a creative, interesting way. The vocabulary is pretty easy for young elementary students to hear, but reading some of the words might cause some problems for them. I think that any elementary student (k-8) would be able to gain some knowledge in an enjoyable way. Overall, I would recommend this book to youngsters.
Mrs. Frizzle takes the children on an adventure to a beehive. The students shrink down to the size of bees. They go into a beehive and throughout the story learn intresting facts about bees. This story is great book to bring children on a mini adventure in the classroom. Many students can receive a lot of information reading this book about bees.
Mrs. Frizzle turns her class into bees so that they can explore a beehive from the inside (of course). The kids learn everything about bees, how they work together, how they live and swarm, etc. The beehive is even attacked by a bear. A little disturbing, but at least they become kids again at the end.