In the book, Jumanji, you enter into a day in the lives of Peter and Judy, whose last names are unknown to the reader. Thier parents leave home to go to a party, they bring out all thier toys which they werent supposed to do, and then get bored. They walk to the park to go for a walk when they come accross a small game box under a tree. They play with the box, only to find out the true nature of jumanji is that when you land on a square and you are read your fate, the action actually happens. Eventually, they play through the game and have quite an adventure. The book is nothing like the movie.
I enjoyed the book, it was very well illustrated and the story amused me. Anyone who enjoys childrens books will enjoy this book, young people especailly, and is a great book for younger readers just starting to learn to read. If you read the book expecting it to be like the movie you will be sorely dissappointed however, because the book is much shorter, has less of a plot, and is set up basically for younger readers. But it is still a very well done book.