Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “The Magic School Bus” series (1994)

 

The_Magic_School_Bus_title_creditFirst published in The Holyoke Enterprise December 24, 2015

“The Magic School Bus” book series was one of my absolute favorites growing up. They were able to perfectly capture the mystery and wonder of science in such a way that it was both fun and exciting to learn. I hated science in school and did rather poorly in it, and yet I’m fascinated by the natural world, with space and NASA, and follow IFLScience.com on Facebook. I think that is at least in part do to “The Magic School Bus”. Continue reading “Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “The Magic School Bus” series (1994)”

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Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “The Nut Job” (2014)

nut jobIn the world of animation, it’s tough going up against the big dogs at Disney and Pixar. Even Dreamworks with their “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Kung Fu Panda” films have to work for every dollar they get at the box office. So when you’re an unaffiliated animated film opening in January (where movies go to die), you’re already fighting uphill. Continue reading “Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “The Nut Job” (2014)”

Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “The Spongebob Squarepants Movie” (2004)

The_SpongeBob_SquarePants_Movie_posterAlways silly and fun, Spongebob Squarepants has been a cartoon I have enjoyed since high school. I used to come home after play rehearsals or sports practice, utterly exhausted, and would laugh and laugh like a doofus. It’s the perfect combination of silly visual gags for the kids and witty word play for the grown-ups. Continue reading “Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “The Spongebob Squarepants Movie” (2004)”

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