'Voyage to the Volcano" would be a wonderful teaching tool in a science classroom. This book is full of interesting facts about volcanoes and other topics. Also, the presentation of facts submerged in a fictional story would keep the interest of a child.
Included in this book are amazing fun facts about volcanoes that I must admit I did not know. Also, facts are included on Hawaii and its various islands and volcanoes. For example, did you know that Hawaii has the most active volcano on Earth? Furthermore, facts are included about surfing and the formation of black sand beaches.
The presentation of the facts are made through a class full of children lead by adventuring Ms. Frizzle. The Friz, as the students call her, enjoys quizing the students and taking them on field trips in the amazing magic school bus. Students show a love for knowledge as they try to answer Ms. Frizzle's many questions and explore the Volcanoes National Park.
Children of various ages would enjoy this book whether it is read out loud to a class or individually by students. As a teacher, the only concern I have is the presentation of facts amid the narration of a story. Some children may become confused or overwhelmed by the information. It is probably best to use this book in conjunction with a classroom study of volcanoes. In addition, to aid in comprehension, teachers or parents should share the reading of this book and disuss the facts presented.