Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Tom Jackson
Illustrator: Carolyn Bracken
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Jump on the Magic School Bus and come explore volcanoes and earthquakes! First you’ll take a look at the many types of volcanoes and their intriguing characteristics—shield volcanoes, stratovolcanoes, even volcanoes under the sea and in space! After experiencing lava, explosions, and water-spewing geysers, Ms. Frizzle will take you on to explore and explain how earthquakes and tsunamis come to be.
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.