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The Magic School Bus In The Time Of The Dinosaurs

The Magic School Bus In The Time Of The Dinosaurs (Magic School Bus)



  • Joanna Cole
  • Bruce Degen (Illustrator)  


  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (August 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590446894
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590446891
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 10 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.44 ounces


Book Description

The classroom is decorated as Dinosaur Land, but Ms. Frizzle-inspired by an archeological dig-craves a more authentic experience. The Magic School Bus turns into a time machine and transports the class back millions of years to an adventure where they learn about dinosaurs, their habitats and diets, and even a Maiasaura nesting ground.   



Wonderful educational book for a variety of ages!, April 7, 2005

I wasn’t familiar with the Magic School Bus series until I visited my family this past weekend–my 3-year old niece absolutely loved this book! Unconventional teacher Mrs. Frizzle takes her students on an archeological dig, but she then decides to give them a real look at dinosaurs by loading them onto her magic school bus and traveling back in time. The main body of the story is only about 5 lines per page, making the book appropriate for reading to younger children, but there is also a wealth of additional information included in surrounding insets, making the book ideal for an older beginning reader as well (and fun for adults, too!). The pictures are extremely detailed and colorful, and the illustrated children portray a variety of ethnic appearances. Given my niece’s reaction, I’d highly recommend this book for aged 2-3 and up.