THEME: I think the theme of the story The Sweetest Fig is perseverance. I think this because in the text it says that Bibot got two Figs from one of his patients (he is a dentist). When he found out that his patient, an old woman, was right about the two figs being magic he tried to hypnotize himself to have a certain dream so that after eating the fig, he would have that dream and it would come true because of the magical figs. That means he kept trying even when things didn’t work out at first. This is one example of perseverance. That is why I think the theme of the story The Sweetest Fig is perseverance. This theme relates to my own life because sometimes I have to persevere through new and harder piano songs.
BOOK REVIEW: Do you want to read The Sweetest Fig? Then you are in the right place! I liked this book because it is funny, it is made up, and the book has great pictures. First of all, I liked the book because the book is funny. For example: in the text it says, "As he walked along the sidewalk, Bibot could not help people noticing him. 'They are admiring my suit,' he thought. But when Bibot saw his reflection in the window of a cafe, he stopped in horror. He was dressed only in his underwear.’’ This is funny because you don’t usually see somebody in their underwear. That is why the book is funny. Second of all, I liked the book because the book is made up. I know it is made up because in the text it says that Bibot is a dentist and one of his patients (an old lady) gives him two figs and she says that they will make his dreams come true. This is made up because there is no such thing as food that makes your dreams come true. That is why the book is made up. Finally, I liked the book because it has great pictures. Chris Van Allsburg devotes most of the room on all of the pages to drawings, rather than words. This is so the reader can understand more of what is going on. This is good for the reader so he or she can understand the book better. That is why the book has great pictures. That is why I liked the book The Sweetest Fig because it is made up, it has great pictures, and it has great pictures.