Magic School Bus Presents: The Rainforest

Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Tom Jackson
Illustrator: Carolyn Bracken
Publisher: Scholastic Inc. 
Year: 2014
ISBN: 9780545685856
Pages: 32

Jump on the Magic School Bus and come explore the rainforest! Here you’ll find all sorts of trees, vines, and other plants, which are home to thousands of species of mesmerizing bugs and animals. You’ll also learn more about apes, monkeys, birds, frogs, tigers, and snakes, and why it’s so important to preserve the rainforests to keep these animals safe.

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.