Jumanji read aloud (Teacher Created Materials Literature Unit Top 29 Primary Series)
Jumanji is a 1981 fantasy children's picture book, written and illustrated by the American author Chris Van Allsburg. It was made into a 1995 film of the same name. Both the book and the film are about a magical board game that implements real animals and other jungle elements as the game is played; thus the dangers which the players have to overcome in the game also appear in real life. Jumanji star Robin Williams said "jumanji" is a Zulu word meaning "many effects", as did Van Allsburg. In 2011, Williams recorded an audiobook for its 30th edition.