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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: Cassandra Morris, Polly Adams Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Magic School Bus Series Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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About the Author
Author Joanna Cole

Joanna Cole is the author Magic School Bus books, collaborating for twenty years with illustrator, Bruce Degen. Together they bring humor and true kid-like 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.