There probably aren’t many kids (or parents) in the US who haven’t read a Magic School Bus book at some point. They’re really great for older kids who not only want a story, but also want to learn something at the same time.
So when I got a review copy of The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge from Scholastic, I was jazzed to see the topic of global warming and climate change become one of the science themes that author Joanna Cole and artist Bruce Degen are presenting for kids.
And a couple of lucky Natural Papa readers will win their own copies of this book for their kids or classroom. Read on to find out how.
“Ms. Frizzle’s students are putting on a play about global warming, and they need some cold, hard facts. The Friz knows just where to find them! A hop on the Magic School Bus takes the kids on a whirlwind tour. From the Arctic to the equator, they see telltale signs of climate change. But to get the really big picture, the class has to get really small – so they can see exactly what is in the air and why it is making the world warmer. What they find gives them a real cause for concern!
Luckily, the Friz has some hands-on advice. With their knack for making science accessible, Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen give this hot topic a refreshing, kid-friendly spin that will inspire all to do their part. Ms. Frizzle and the class are up for the climate challenge. Are you?”
Full of bite-sized science facts and kid-friendly explanations without talking down to kids, The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge isn’t a gloom and doom book. It’s got plenty of actionable changes that kids and parents can make to help save energy and cut down on greenhouse gas emissions. Presented in classic Magic School Bus style, this book is sure to be well received by children, and I dare say that parents will also learn from it.
You’re also invited to climb on board with author Joanna Cole and illustrator Bruce Degen for a free webcast on Tuesday, April 20th at 1pm ET / 10am PT as they join Ms. Frizzle to celebrate Earth Day and their new book at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey! Sign up here: Magic School Bus Live Webcast. Be sure to register today!
And now for the good part: the giveaway!
The grand prize winner will receive a copy of The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge book, plus a set of five organic cotton reusable sandwich and snack bags from Graze Organic. Two additional winners will receive a copy of the book.
To enter, leave me a comment here describing at least one way you’re teaching your children to respect our natural resources and protect our environment. The giveaway will run through April 30th.