Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Tom Jackson
Illustrator: Carolyn Bracken
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Jump on the Magic School Bus and come explore planet Earth! This adventure will take you to the highest and lowest places on earth, earthquake faults and rock formations, and places where water has worn the earth away. You’ll also explore caves and volcanoes and find all sorts of rocks, minerals, crystals, and fossils.
Like other books in The Magic School Bus Presents series, this educational book uses all the well-known Magic School Bus characters to present a wide range of interesting information in a very appealing format. The book has a consistent color scheme and layout, which includes on every page a title, the main commentary, a “Frizzle Fact,” a short book-report summary, and several fascinating photographs with additional fun facts, all of which is written in very clear and understandable language. The final pages also include some more interesting facts and a helpful “Words to Know” page. This series would be an excellent addition to a classroom library and also a great educational tool to use at home.