Recommended by the Building Bridges of Understanding for 3rd to 6th class to support children’s use of synthesising
The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peter and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they’d give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizzare adventure of their lives.
“A beautiful simplicity of design, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration.” (New York Times)
“A potent vision that lingers on and on” (Booklist, starred review)
“Illustrated by fabulously realistic drawings of surreal adventures, pictures that are so infinitely detailed in three dimensions that they appear to move, breathe, and make sounds.” (Publishers Weekly)
“The illustrations are first class precise draughtsmanship with extraordinary imagery” (The School Librarian)
Bestselling Caldecott Medal winning, Chris Van Allsburg explores the ever-shifting line between fantasy and reality with this story about a game that comes startlingly to life.