When Wanda's pet frog, Bella, jumps out of an open window, Ms. Frizzle shrinks the bus into a mechanical frog and takes her now-tiny class on a hop-along adventure in search of Bella and her true home.
All Dried Up:
Always the caring soul, Phoebe goes on a crusade to save the animals and plants of the desert. After experiencing the unique ways in which desert plants and animals conserve water, find food and deflect the heat, Phoebe realises that they don't need help after all!
I found this DVD enjoyable every time I watched it because it taught me a lot of things I didn't know before, like how Jackrabbits use their ears like air-conditioners in the desert, and how frogs hide from predators. The DVD seemed suitable for all ages because it didn't have any bad parts in it, and it was very educational. Watching the DVD didn't take up much time meaning I had a lot more time to do other things, like watch another Magic School Bus DVD.
I liked watching both episodes because they were full of action, and a few jokes here and there, and action is something I find interesting. My favourite episode was "All Dried Up" because it was kind of funny, but "Hops Home" was okay as well because it told me what kind of animals need what kind of environment. The one thing I disliked about the DVD was that it got too dramatic in "All Dried Up" because Phoebe tried to save the desert animals when they could take care of themselves. Come along on two fun adventres in this DVD. It's something you'll never forget.
The Magic School Bus dvd's are full of exciting and fun ways of learning about science and life. There is a great catchy tune to the dvd to boot! Anyone hearing it will know exactly what is on tv!!
Hops Home is all about Bella the frog, who jumps out of the classroom when Arnold opens the window. Once Wanda realises she's gone, the class jumps in to the Bus for a wild journey to discover Bella's natural habitat. To make sure the class can understand the environment the class and teacher Ms. Frizzle are shrunk down, and the Magic School Bus turns in to an amazing mechanical frog.
Over time, Wanda comes to discover that a beaver pond is Bella's rightful habitat and that she's doesn't need protecting, so she decides to leave her there, as Bella also finds herself another frog Herman, to befriend.
My 3 yr old daughter is a big fan of the Magic School Bus, and although she is still too young to fully understand the complete concept she will sit and watch it until i have to turn it off. My 9 yr old niece also loves this show and was full of questions afterwards. I recommend this as a learning aid for anyone who is interested in science.
I love the ending of each episode where children call up and ask further questions about the show, it really helps clarify any unanswered questions u may have.
All Dried Up is all about the desert. The class goes on a field trip to find out why the desert is what it is. All about scarcity and how the animals and plants adapt to the changing seasons, from the driest of the dry, to when the class almost drowned in the downpour. Once the desert had rain, the desert changed in to a completely different place. The Cacti flower, the bugs and animals all come out of their hiding places.
What a great idea The Magic School Bus is, kids teaching other kids. I'm sure it will get through to kids quicker than what teachers can!
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When the class needs a new mascot for their soccer team, Phoebe suggests "butterflies", because they're quick and elusive. But everyone else thinks they're wimpy. Arnold's visiting "know-it-all" cousin, Janet, suggests a "bog beast" instead. Ms Frizzle seizes the opportunity, and a field trip to a bog shows just how tricky - and unwimpy - butterflies can be.
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