September 11, 2013

The Magic School Bus Fights Germs by Kate Egan

The Magic School Bus Fights GermsThe Magic School Bus Fights Germs by Kate Egan

My rating: ★★☆☆☆

The Magic School Bus Fights Germs is a Level 2 Scholastic Reader (featuring "vocabulary and sentence length for beginning readers") based on the Magic School Bus franchise created by Joanna Cole and starring the characters of the Magic School Bus television show.

When Wanda gets sent home from school with strep throat, Ms. Frizzle's class takes the opportunity to learn about how the human body fights germs. The class learns about germs, red and white blood cells, and antibodies; essentially, it's the same plot as the television episode, Inside Ralphie.

I'd recommend the book to parents of young children, especially those who are currently fighting off or have recently recovered from an illness such as strep throat, a flu, etcetera. However, I would also point out that I believe Inside Ralphie does a better job of covering the immune system, so I'd advise anyone who can get their hands on that episode to supplement this book with it (or substitute it entirely).

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