Magic School Bus Presents: The Human Body

Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Tom Jackson
Illustrator: Carolyn Bracken
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9780545683647
Pages: 32

Jump on the Magic School Bus and come explore the human body! Ms. Frizzle is ready to take you on a ride starting in the inside of a cell and ending with an overview of what makes a body run and how to take care of it. You’ll ride right on through all the vital body parts (skin, hair, nails, bones, muscles), senses (touch, eye, ear, mouth, nose), organs (brain, heart, lungs), and systems (nervous, digestive, circulatory), making for a truly exciting journey.

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.