Zathura – Blogging Through the Alphabet

This is our final week of this round of Blogging Through the Alphabet! Where oh where did this time go? I have had so much fun talking about all the alphabet books we shared with you. And I have had a great time with my co-host Kirsten from DoodleMom. We will be back again in May for another round of Blogging Through the Alphabet! I will have my introduction post up on the 3rd telling you what I will be talking about this time around.

But, back to this week. I had a hard time thinking of Letter Z books. Sure I could find a bunch talking about Zoos, but I wanted something different. So what did I do? I went to the library and spoke with the librarian, who was more than willing to help me out! This week I am sharing with you Zathura.

Zathura is written by Chris Van Allsburg, the author of Jumanji. After watching both Jumanji movies, the kids were excited to sit down and read this book with me! I was personally excited to read it because of how much I loved the original movie.

Zathura is a game that is hidden inside the bottom of the Jumanji game box. Brothers Danny and Walter unknowingly start to play the game. Before they know it, they are in outer space fighting to make it back to Earth and home again.

During this “game” the boys battle robots, gravity issues, Zorgon pirates, and black holes. Will they make it to the end of the game, or will they end up lost in Zathura space forever? You must pick up this book to find out!

While all the pictures are in black and white, the kids had no issues using their imaginations to paint these pictures in their minds with the story that goes with them.

If your family loves Jumanji as much as ours does, and is looking for more game fun, Zathura is a book you need to read!

Is your family a Jumanji fan? Have you heard of Zathura? What is your favorite Letter Z book?

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One Reply to “Zathura – Blogging Through the Alphabet”

  1. I have only seen the Robin Williams movie – Jumanji. Never read the author’s books or seen any of the other movies. Maybe in the future we will have time to take a look at the books. Thanks for hosting the link up!

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