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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,120 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanna Cole Narrator: Polly Adams, Cassandra Morris Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Magic School Bus Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780545422345
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When Ms. Frizzle drives the Magic School Bus full speed ahead into the ocean, the class takes a submarine expedition that’s anything but ordinary. With a well-meaning lifeguard in tow, the class takes a deep breath and learns about hot water vents, coral reefs, plant and animal life on the ocean floor, and more! Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] fanciful yet scientifically accurate romp…Experience the wet wonders of potentially dry textbook subjects: where sand comes from, why oceans are salty, how fish breathe, the ‘not-fish’ sea animals, underwater food chains, life in hot water vents and coral reefs.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This is another first-class entry in a stellar series that makes science fascinating and fun. We eagerly await more trips on Ms. Frizzle’s extraordinary bus.”

    Booklist

  • “The vibrant text is well researched and accurate; it is presented with such humor and lightness that everyone will wish for a seat on that magic bus. A great way to escape a hot, stuffy school, and to embark on a cool adventure.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Ms. Frizzle’s class embarks on a marvelous undersea adventure, where they swim with the fishes and observe various marine plants and animals, explore the deep ocean floor, see the formation of an island coral reef, witness life in a tidal pool, and much more. This entertaining and educational underwater bus ride introduces learners to the ocean’s creatures, levels, and geological formations.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “As always, the pace is breathless, the facts well chosen, the excitement of scientific study neatly evoked, and Ms. Frizzle’s wardrobe equal to every extraordinary occasion.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 2/16/2014

    " This book is okay. I like the scientific information in it, but I think the story line is terrible. The concept of the book was a good idea, but I think they are running out of creativity on the story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 2/5/2014

    " This book teaches us all about the ocean while exploring with Ms. Frizzle's class. Ms. Frizzle's class hops on the Magic School Bus and goes for a ride. Their first stop is at a beach. Here, the class learns about sand and about the shorelines. Next, they take the bus and go underwater in the ocean. They see all kinds of animals including fish, sea stars, jelly fish, and shell fish. The bus then stops at the coral reef. The class learns all about coral and what gives their colors. Ms. Frizzle and her class ends their day back in the classroom where it is time for the weekend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Carby | 2/3/2014

    " This book is one of my students favorite Magic School Bus Books. We pretend to also take a pretend trip to the ocean floor to learn more about it. The students love how crazy Ms. Frizzle is, so on our pretend trip I pretend to be her! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christa♥ | 1/30/2014

    " i used to love the magic school bus, even though i liked the show better, i love the lizard, i think his name was mieko... but i recommend this for little kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/24/2014

    " In the beginning of the book Mrs. Frizzle's class is working on ocean science projects. Some of the topics include: sea urchins, hermit crabs, and the deep sea. Ms. Frizzle decides to take her class on a trip to the beach to study the ocean. When the class pulls up to the beach in their school bus,the school bus turns into a submarine and they go into the ocean. As the book continues, the students learn about many different types of animals that live in the ocean, the ocean itself, and coral reefs. After the students are done learning, they end up on the beach again because their bus turned into a surfboard and they wash up on the shore. The next day, the students all made a chart about the ocean on the classroom bulletin board. The illustrations in the book take up the whole page. The text was in big letters usually near the top of the page and it helped to tell the story and had information about the ocean. There were also bubbles above some of the characters that showed their conversations. What I found most useful in helping students learn about the ocean was all of the yellow pieces of paper on the sides of the pages. They looked like the students’ reports about different information relating to the ocean. These had a lot of facts and were very informative and helpful. A lot of the animals and parts of the ocean had labels on them. I think this is a great book to use to help students learn about the ocean. I would recommend this book for second through fourth grade and accompany it with a lesson on the ocean and maybe a field trip to an aquatic center. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cally Turner | 1/18/2014

    " This book would be perfect when learning about the ocean. Magic School Bus books are always entertaining and very informative. I loved how it gave so much information and facts about the creatures in the ocean, the different layers, and the different purposes of plants. I also liked how it had side comments that the students and teacher make that are little jokes. Everything is very relevant but it is told into a fun, thrilling adventure that the class goes on into the ocean. Mrs. Frizzle is as entertaining as always so I think it would be fun to have in the classroom! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evelyn Matias | 1/18/2014

    " This book is a great way to teach about the ocean. Why it is salty, what lives int he ocean, What makes a sea creature living? This book could be used as an introduction to a unit on the ocean. The children could reference this book each day in order to relate what they are doing to what they have learned. This is a great way foe them to use prior knowledge when doing their work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara Ribblett | 1/18/2014

    " This book is about Miss Frizzle takes her class on a field trip. They stopped at the beach and learned about the shorelines. Then the bus transforms into a submarine and they go underwater where they learned about marine life. The book accurately portrays the fish and mammals found in the sea. It is illustrated to catch the children's imaginative side. Using a fictional characteristic creates enthusiasm in the readers and gains their attention. I would use this when teaching students about the marine life found in the ocean. This is a fun and informative book to use for children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey Buis | 1/16/2014

    " I loved and still love this series. The human body and solar system are favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 1/12/2014

    " Extremely important. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Lan | 11/30/2013

    " Mrs. Frizzle's class takes a trip down to the ocean floor, with the bus and all the kids, to learn about marine life and oceanography. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzy | 11/19/2013

    " Any Book that turns into a TV show starring Lily Tomlin is fine by me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Deli | 11/12/2013

    " Haha fantastic. I love this series. You learn and giggle throughout! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 11/1/2013

    " Great science series for my son in kindergarten. Interesting stories and lots of science facts. The pages are very busy, since there is a lot of added material in the margins, so we don't always read everything on every page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marts (Thinker) | 9/26/2013

    " Ms. Frizzle and her class get a trip to the ocean depths and have fun meeting its residents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cornelius | 9/17/2013

    " When I was a kid, I remember watching the magic school bus videos in science class. I magic school bus videos were always engaging and fun, but also educational. This book is the same as the magic school bus videos. I would use this book in the classroom to teach children about sea life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Timothy Cockburn | 6/10/2013

    " coral reefs, plant and animal life on the ocean floor, and more!(less) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ayana Mishelle | 5/20/2013

    " Joana cole is worth her weight in gold. This book is in a series this one is great for vocabulary building dr. suess move over . I love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Vegan | 1/22/2013

    " Great series to introduce kids to the various sciences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael D. | 6/16/2012

    " A good book for introducing students to the animals which live in the ocean. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rima Halig | 4/29/2012

    " Can never go wrong with the Magic School bus. This book allows you to explore what can be found in the sea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juan Cerna | 3/3/2012

    " this books go they are easier then chemistry "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Stacy | 11/26/2011

    " Another great adventure with Ms. Frizzle. They travel to to the ocean floor to learn about water vents, coral reefs, plant and animal life on the ocean floor, and lots of other things. This is great for all elementary students. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teri | 9/27/2011

    " OK--my kids always like magic school bus--but this topic is way too broad for one magic school bus book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Javvaji | 9/24/2011

    " My absolute favorite kid-friendly non-fiction book about the ocean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Vu | 6/13/2011

    " Mrs. Frizzle takes the class under the ocean. The students can learn how to life undersea. The learn about coral and how it changes color. Grades 1-3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/27/2011

    " I love the magic school bus. You learn a lot and they are fun to read. You can also show the movies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rima | 4/13/2011

    " Can never go wrong with the Magic School bus. This book allows you to explore what can be found in the sea. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teri | 3/8/2011

    " OK--my kids always like magic school bus--but this topic is way too broad for one magic school bus book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 1/11/2011

    " Not a huge fan of this series -- however, my students were so I always kept it available on their shelves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cornelius | 12/5/2010

    " When I was a kid, I remember watching the magic school bus videos in science class. I magic school bus videos were always engaging and fun, but also educational. This book is the same as the magic school bus videos. I would use this book in the classroom to teach children about sea life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ayana Mishelle | 12/2/2010

    " Joana cole is worth her weight in gold. This book is in a series this one is great for vocabulary building dr. suess move over . I love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/20/2010

    " BL 4 / .5 pts test taken 4/19 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laree | 3/15/2010

    " Great Book! I would use this book as a Read Aloud during a science unit. In this book ,Ms. Frizzle's class learns about the ocean and the different creatures that live there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rickieria | 11/6/2009

    " I liked this book because,i like learning about fish "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chaquona | 10/6/2009

    " Iv'e read this in my ealier years yet it was corney & boaring love the pictures though "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 8/27/2009

    " This book is okay. I like the scientific information in it, but I think the story line is terrible. The concept of the book was a good idea, but I think they are running out of creativity on the story line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 9/11/2008

    " My absolute favorite kid-friendly non-fiction book about the ocean. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 8/3/2008

    " Though I find Mrs. Frizzle a bit annoying this popular series is usually a hit with kids and offers a nice segue into a science unit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christa? | 4/8/2008

    " i used to love the magic school bus, even though i liked the show better, i love the lizard, i think his name was mieko... but i recommend this for little kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juan | 10/12/2007

    " this books go they are easier then chemistry "

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About the Author
Author Joanna Cole
Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen, the author and illustrator of the Magic School Bus books, have collaborated for twenty years, bringing humor and true kidlike curiosity to science and learning. Booklist heralded Ms. Frizzle as "the wackiest, wisest teacher in picture books." Two MSB titles have been named School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and they have won countless state book awards, from New York to Nebraska.
About the Narrator

Cassandra Morris has received critical acclaim for her voice-over work from Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine. To date, she has narrated over one hundred audiobooks, earned seven Earphones Awards, and twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her voice has also been heard on television in commercial campaigns for Samsung, Silk Soy Milk, and numerous Nickelodeon and Disney products. She is the voice of many cartoon characters, including Leo and Luna in Yu-Gi-Oh, Carrie in Barbie: A Fairy Secret, Nathan in Pokémon, and Lola in Angelo Rules.