by Joanna Cole
Like all Ms. Frizzle stories, she and her students go on an amazing adventure--this time, to Imperial China! They learn all about the customs there, the significance of certain events, colors, and objects, and the inventions that continue to influence us today. The story is simple, yet informative and entertaining. At the end, the author has inserted a section to clarify some of the unbelievable parts of the story and to confirm other parts, which helps to remind the reader that this really is a fictional tale that is dotted with facts.