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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Jumanji

"Jumanji" by Chris VanAllsburg

This award-winning picture book is a wild, adventuresome, and suspenseful story about a brother and sister who discover an unclaimed board game outside. They decide to play the game without realizing that with every move, they are putting their lives in danger. This game "comes to life"!

Lions, monkeys, rhino-stampedes, slithering snakes and much more take over their home!

You may be familiar with the movie that was created based on this story. I thought the movie was scary as an adult. I would be careful not to show it to children who are too young or sensitive to scary movies. This picture book is much less threatening but also may be a bit too intense for young readers. I would recommend this for ages 7-12.