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.

10 Important Life Lessons We Learned from Children’s Books

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.

Chris Van Allsburg's Exhilirating Fantasy--Jumanji! Experience teaching the book like you have never done before--85+ Pages of Common Core Rigor!

Jumanji Book Study Chris Van Allsburg Common Core

Chris Van Allsburg's Exhilirating Fantasy--Jumanji! Experience teaching the book like you have never done before--85+ Pages of Common Core Rigor!

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

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.

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.

A series of mysterious and inspiring black and white drawings compiled by Chris Van Allsburg, the author of Jumanji and The Polar Express.

A series of mysterious and inspiring black and white drawings compiled by Chris Van Allsburg, the author of Jumanji and The Polar Express.

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