Bibliographic Information: Allsburg, C., & Williams, R. (2012). Jumanji (30th anniversary ed.). Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt;.
Short annotation: Jumanji is the story of Peter and Judy finding a board game and the wild adventures they had while playing Jumanji.
The Genre: Fiction, Picture Book, Audio CD
Grade level: Preschool to Third Grade
Readers who will like this book: Some readers who will enjoy reading this novel are children, parents and educators looking for a wonderful adventure book which exposes children to a large vocabulary.
Personal response and rating: I would give this book a 5; I enjoyed every part of this novel because the plot line was so creative, the illustrations were so detailed and the characters are very relatable for children. I also loved the fact the 30th anniversary edition had a CD reading of the story because this could be a great tool for children who are still having a difficult time reading, to help them improve their vocabulary and helping them learn to read better.
Question: Have you ever play a board game that ever took you on a wild adventure?
Reading Strategies Connection: The reading strategies that will be for this story can be found in Literature-Based Reading Activates by Ruth Hellen Yopp and Hallie Kay Yopp. The reading strategy is called a graphic organizer (Yopp, R. & Yopp, H. 2010). This activity uses a visual display to show the sequence of a story. For this active, the teacher will either need to make a story map by using paper, black bored or the using other forms of technology to show the image of the story map (Yopp, R. & Yopp, H., 2010). This is one example of a story map, this story map has the title of the book at the top with an arrow pointing at the three boxes labeled beginning, middle, end ((Yopp, R. & Yopp H., 2010). The student should give example of what happened in sequential order of the story Some of the advances for using this activity is help student learn to organize information, text structures, description, etc. (Yopp, R. & Yopp H., 2010). This is an excellent activity that will work very well with the book Jumanji because there is a very clear beginning, middle and, end to the story. Also if the teacher can use any of the other story maps this book will easy fit into any of the requirements.