The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Carlos Gets the Sneezes

Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Judy Katschke
Illustrator: Jessica Meltzer
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Year: 2018
ISBN: 9781338194463
Pages: 91

Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus ride again! In this installment of the beloved series, Carlos wants to add a new addition to the classroom: a pet rat named Ratney. But when Carlos starts to sneeze and just can't stop, the class and Ms. Frizzle go on a trip in the Magic School Bus right into Carlos's nose. There they will learn all about the immune system and try to find out just what exactly is causing Carlos's case of "achoos."

The Magic School Bus series is one that will always be popular with young elementary-aged children. This literary adaptation of the popular Netflix series is excellently created. The book is educational, but not in the traditional sense. Its silly look into science is refreshing and engaging for young children. The illustrations are a nice touch and perfect for readers transitioning from picture books to chapter books. Readers will learn an abundance of new facts without even realizing it and will be left wanting more from this wonderful series.