Skyscrapers, hot dog carts, infrared commotion — I remember none of this from my childhood trip to New York City. But the Magic School Bus I got to sit in at six years old? Now that, I remember, because Ms. Frizzle and the book series she starred in were too cool for school!
Now that I’m ‘up there in years,’ the Magic School Bus has honked its horn and rolled off my bookshelf. But, a recent hop onto the ferry of nostalgia had me reflecting upon the series, and I found a whole new reason to appreciate those old-school books: Ms. Frizzle’s stupendous style.
Wow. How could I have forgotten those frocks festooned with zany patterns and complemented with humorously coordinating accessories? Not only do Ms. Frizzle’s outfits look good (I particularly love the circulatory-system-themed one below.), but they exude a personality sparkling with fearless individuality and a good sense of humor. All this combined, and I’m ready to write my recently realized, ideal style icon a fan letter. It would read “Ms. Frizzle, I love you and your books all over again. You’re awesome. (And, can I please have your hand-me-downs?)”
Do you find Ms. Frizzle’s wardrobe as electrically awesome as I do?