The Sweetest Fig isn’t Van Allsburg’s most well-known work (that would have to be The Polar Express or, of course, Jumanji), but it was one of this writer’s all-time favorites as a child. Monsieur Bibot, a cold-hearted dentist who is especially mean to his dog Marcel, grudgingly accepts two figs from a strange woman as payment for extracting a tooth. ” Life Lesson: Above all else, be kind. Also, your dog is never thinking what you think he’s thinking.
This is a cute new literature unit on the book Jumanji. It is a quick read and this lit study has lots of great activities that go with the book. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Jumanji-Literature-Study-and-Activities-2003446
Discussion Guides for all of Chris Van Allsburg’s books We have a created an extensive library of discussion guides for all of Chris Van Allsburg's titles. Every book has its own guide, complete with lesson plans and classroom activities. Click on the corresponding link below to download a pdf of the discussion guide.