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Candlewick Press (MA)

Jabari Jumps

Jabari Jumps

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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.

Author: Gaia Cornwall
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 05/09/2017
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.20lbs
Size: 11.50h x 10.00w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780763678388
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.3
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 189549 / Jabari Jumps

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 04/01/2017 pg. 81
Publishers Weekly 03/20/2017
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2017
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2017 - Book Of Special Distinction
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2017 pg. 72
School Library Journal 05/01/2017 pg. 59

About the Author
Gaia Cornwall is an illustrator who loves making patterns for surface design. Her work can be seen in magazines, in logos, on various products, and even in movies. Jabari Jumps is her first picture book. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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