Jabari Jumps
  • Jabari Jumps
  • Jabari Jumps
ISBN: 0763678384
EAN13: 9780763678388
Language: English
Release Date: May 9, 2017
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 11.69" H x 10.13" L x 0.45" W
Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash.

Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He's finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he's a great jumper, so he's not scared at all. Looks easy, says Jabari, watching the other kids take their turns. But when his dad squeezes his hand, Jabari squeezes back. He needs to figure out what kind of special jump to do anyway, and he should probably do some stretches before climbing up onto the diving board. In a sweetly appealing tale of overcoming your fears, newcomer Gaia Cornwall captures a moment between a patient and encouraging father and a determined little boy you can't help but root for.

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5
   A sweet story
This is a beautifully written and illustrated story. My special needs middle school students enjoyed the book this summer about a boy who looks like him who overcame his fear. They also saw a city kid that was able to swim. Summer is over and I proudly display this book in my classroom.
 
4
   Very cute story.
Well written. Lovely fun story about a topic many children can understand and get excited about. The flow is excellent book, very good flow.
 
5
   Great for both boys and girls
This book is beautiful written and has the most beautiful illustrations. It is a favorite of mine four and six year olds! I would highly recommend it for both boys and girls.
 
5
   Great message!
The story has been loved! Jabari is a very believable character as he faces his fears and uncertainties. The father in the story is great, but allows Jabari to make choices for himself, a great lesson to have here for both parents and children. The illustrations are rendered beautifully. There is a sense of summertime in the city projected through the light quality of the illustrations. The lesson learned is priceless ; taking a risk can lead to a joyful surprise!
 
2
   Poor Cover Quality
The content of the book is fine. It's about a boy who overcomes his fear of jumping off a high diving board. The quality of the book, however, is mysterious. The back cover has started doing something I can 't even explain, as it is a mystery to me why there is a bump now? I don 't think it was there before? I now feel like a piece of the back cover came off, there was a narrow gap between the cover and the wrapper of the cover, so the piece somehow migrated and is now sticking out?
 
4
   Great book!
An excellent book of encouragement! I read it to my son's Kindergarten lesson to teach them about overcoming fears, and they really enjoyed it! I frequently repeat it to my son, too!
 
5
   Premiere book
Per the request of the teacher, I bought the book for my daughter's class. It was also one of the premiere books at her book fair last week. They love the book! They love it! !
 
5
   Love!
Beautiful story, richly illustrated. Recommend this for any child in your life - a great narrative to engage the readers around hesitant feelings around new experiences and how both child and adult can help take the plunge!
 
5
   Perfect gift
My oldest son's name is Jabari and this book was the perfect gift. It's a great read with a little brown boy just like him!
 
4
   This wonderful story really helped my nervous swimmer work up the ...
This wonderful story really helped my nervous swimmer to work the nerve to be in the pool. I also enjoy reading it to him with the charming illustrations.
 
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