Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Tom Jackson
Illustrator: Carolyn Bracken
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Jump on the Magic School Bus and come explore sea creatures! Starting at the beach and then taking you further and further and deeper and deeper, this journey will introduce you to a vast and beautiful world of sea animals and plants. You’ll see fish and sharks, whales and dolphins, turtles and snakes, jellyfish and octopuses, seals and sea lions, and so much more. You’ll also find out who lives by the coral reefs, in the kept forest, and at the bottom of the sea.
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.