Jabari Jumps

Jabari Jumps

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"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."--Amazon.com
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763678388
0763678384
Branch Call Number: CORNWALL G
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Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm

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Jabari has completed his swim lessons and tests and is ready to jump off a diving board. In his zigzag swim trunks and swim goggles, the boy tells his dad that diving looks easy. But when he stands at the ladder and looks up, up, and up at the diving board, he starts stalling for time, saying tha... Read More »


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cmlibrary_ecrites Oct 24, 2017

This is a wonderful book about overcoming fears. The illustrations are so great. I love all the smiling, encouraging faces looking up as Jabari prepares to jump. It is great to see involved and supportive dads represented in children's literature and Jabari's dad is definitely one of those.

KCLSRacheal Jun 19, 2017

This lovely story about a boy overcoming his apprehension about diving uses expressive artwork and warm text to take it far beyond the simple, informational book I was expecting. I particularly love how Jabari's father gently encourages Jabari to jump in his own time and helps him see the challenge in a different light.

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