Parents' Guide to

The Magic School Bus Rides Again

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Great reboot encourages curiosity about science and nature.

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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 2+

I love Magic School Bus, I really do. An 90's girl that's me:). But to see the New Mrs. Frizzle really sickened me. I've always loved the original, and original Mrs. Frizzle is what gave MSB alot of it's soul. There is only one MSB, and it's soul runs on Mrs. Frizzle's craziness and wacky clothes. I really enjoy watching the original more:).
age 4+

Okay but the new teacher is annoying

I saw this on Qubo a few days ago and It is trash. The new teacher is highly annoying. She is nothing like the original Frizzle. Phoebe is replaced with Jane? Joy? WHATEVER her name is (Jyoti), and so now we don't hear "At my old school". Carlos doesn't make puns and DA looks weird. Arnold is the same but Wanda is a brat. Liz is hardly in the show anymore. The Producer has been written out and The Real Mrs. Frizzle is a college professor. WHAT? Screw this.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (13 ):

Science class has never been as fun as it is under the direction of Ms. Frizzle, who's every bit as enthusiastic and quirky as her big sister. With her at the helm, the class delights in getting up close and personal with all different aspects of the natural world, from broad ecosystems to the smallest inhabitants of remote islands. Not only does the bus adapt and transform to the needs of the day, but Ms. Frizzle also has the ability to change the kids' sizes and shapes, which creates some comical scenarios and a unique perspective for viewers to learn.

The Magic School Bus Rides Again doesn't mess too much with a good thing, and kids who have watched the '90s series will appreciate the generally consistent cast and overall style of the show. The new kid in class -- Jyoti (Birva Pandya) -- reflects the show's commitment to continued diversity, and its gender balance among the STEM-interested students is another plus.

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