" A bit of a step up from Biscuit, but oh, so much more interesting. My kindergartener read the "story" and I read the bubble captions. He has read this one over and over again. Great for boys. " Liz said.
" Level 2 easy reader. In style of non-fiction and fiction titles, this easy reader provides lots of information, at times choatically. Will appeal to those who thirst for knowledge in this format of multiple channels of information. " Tricia said.
" This is another fun book in the Magic School Bus Chapter books and Readers series of books. I like that these stories are short and have fewer notes and dialogue than the original stories. Plus, our youngest can help me read them, which is great since she loves them so much. The stories help teach science concepts and this one talks about the wind. " Dolly said.
" This is a typical magic school bus book, that could be great for a science lesson. The class could discuss kites, weather, wind, etc. I think a great activity would be to have the students make kites and pare it with a little geometry. Then you could find out which shapes fly the best, by actually testing them out. You could even make a graph or table. Grade: K- Motion/ movement of objects and living things " Kristin Traina said.
"I read this book to my son when he was little. it is a scholastic reader. level 2 reading.
The magic school bus series of books are great reads for children. Not necessarily is there a moral to the story, but these books are a learning experience at the level of a young child on a vast amount of subjects material.
Ms. Frizzle takes her classrooms on epic adventures through the school bus. In this story, she takes them flying kites outside this day and a child's kite flies away. Out comes the magic bus for another hands on adventure to learn all about wind.
This is a great learning story and I and my child enjoyed these adventures very much.
What does wind do? spreads seed, creates energy, help flying in planes, kites, floats weather balloons, etc., etc." Sa Schmidt said.
"As all the Magic School Bus this book won't fail in entertainment plus education. The listener-reader will enjoy what they are listening to-reading and won't have a second thought about learning about air and what all it does. This has a story to follow but also has small paragraphs at the bottom of each page telling more details about true simple facts. This book isn't as well written as the other books, (thus the four star versus the five star rating) but then again what more can you write about 'air'? For the subject it was written fun but just blocky at times but still a good 'Spring' book talking about flying kites. Which leads to explaining what other things air does for us.
You simple can't go wrong with Magic School Bus a very fun way of mixing reading with learning Science. And this one incorporates animals simply a good book" Rosa Cline said.
"The Magic School Bus Rides the Wind is a Scholastic Level 2 Reader, featuring "vocabulary and sentence length for beginning readers", according to the back cover of the book. It features the characters of the hit television show The Magic School Bus and endeavors to teach young children about wind.
In the story, Ms. Frizzle's class are building kites in class... but Wanda's flies away when they go outside to test them. As Ms. Frizzle takes her kids on a kite rescue mission, Anne Capeci uses illustration, narration, and factoids to teach about the nature of wind, weather balloons, how the wind spreads seeds, and wind energy and turbines.
I'd recommend The Magic School Bus Rides the Wind to parents reading to their toddlers or young children in the early stages of learning to read. It might be particularly entertaining to fans of the Magic School Bus television show, and I'd suggest it as a good opportunity to present the idea of alternative/clean energy to young children." Amara said.