The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge
Joanna Cole, , illus. by Bruce Degen. . Scholastic Press, $16.99 (37pp) ISBN 978-0-590-10826-3
In another humorous outing, Ms. Frizzle's class returns to get “really up-to-date information” on global warming for their school play. Readers follow as the kids travel to the Arctic to see melting ice, view worldwide effects of climate change (which appear in comic book–like panels), and catch rides on sunbeams to learn about the greenhouse effect. Notebook pages with the students' notes round out this fun and fact-filled adventure. Ages 7–10.
Reviewed on: 03/01/2010