If you are (or have) a kid that's been interested in science at any point in the last 30 years - chances are they have come across the 'Magic School Bus" books
A perfect blend of story and science Cole really gave us something special
The Magic School Bus series has sold tens of millions of copies. In 1994 an animated TV show premiered, with Lily Tomlin giving voice to Ms. Frizzle. In 2017 it was rebooted as a Netflix series, and production has begun on a live-action hybrid film starring Elizabeth Banks as The Frizz.
In a statement, longtime collaborator Degan spoke about Cole’s “rare sense of what could be humorous.” He said,
“I think for Joanna the excitement was always in the idea. What? Why? How? And with The Magic School Bus it was how to explain it so that it is accurate and in a form that a kid can understand and use. And you can actually joke around while you are learning. She had a rare sense of what could be humorous.”