Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

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Read Jabari Jumps Online Free - 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."

Title : Jabari Jumps
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ISBN : 0763678384
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 pages


Mackey rated it ★★★★★

November 08, 2017

Five Brilliant Stars for Jabari Jumps a marvelous picture book that teaches all of that it is okay to be frightened at times but more important to conquer those fears! I'm the mother of a professional platform diver and I know how scary those boards look from up high especially to a little guy! H...

David rated it ★★★★☆

November 10, 2017

Each year my family reads all the Goodreads-award-nominated picture books, and we have been doing this for years. Everyone rates each book and adds a comment and it may (or may not) affect my overall rating. This is book #7 of 2017. Tara: 4 stars. There were a few good "perspective" pictures, such...

Ms. Rose rated it ★★★★★

July 06, 2017

Bought this book to add to my library because of a student named Jabari. Even as a cool 6th grader, he was so enamored and spent all day reading it, clutching it, and showing it off to everyone in the school. Served as a powerful reminder of the necessity of representation in books. He blossomed...

Gail rated it ★★★★★

June 06, 2017

Every once in awhile, a story comes along and fills a hole in the picture book universe. Maybe we knew about the void, like how few children’s books feature main characters of color, or perhaps we only realize what we’ve been missing in retrospect, like tales with a competent, emotionally attenti...

Jillian rated it ★★★★★

May 02, 2017

I loved this book! Lovely illustrations, diverse characters, and an important message that it's OK to be scared of something new (jumping off the diving board the first time - something many can relate to) and how to be brave in facing those fears. This book is a delight, and I am eager to share...

Laura rated it ★★★★☆

November 08, 2017

Big clear words and pictures with views from below and above fill the pages of Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall. I loved the view from the diving board with “his toes curled around the rough edge”. This adorable story with one cute-as-can-be goggle wearing boy named Jabari is filled with bravery and...

Mississippi Library rated it ★★★★★

November 08, 2017

At a pool nestled in a tiny haven in the middle of a big city and set against a backdrop of cool summer colors, Jabari prepares to jump from the high dive for the very first time. He's a little nervous, though, and tries his best to be Joe Cool nonchalant about it. Dad comes to the rescue with so...

Laura rated it ★★★★★

October 09, 2017

I loved this book! I loved that the dad took a brother and sister to the pool. I loved the city in the background. I loved the water and Jabari's swim trunks. I loved the depictions of Jabari nervous to jump off the diving board and then the joy when he finally does it. A great choice for summer...

Katey rated it ★★★★★

August 23, 2017

Kids will immediately feel familiar with Jabari's experience of wanting to jump off the diving board...but also feeling not-quite-ready. With a calm, supportive father there to provide just enough encouragement, Jabari finds the inner strength to conquer his fears. Beautiful illustrations complem...

Baby Bookworm rated it ★★★★★

December 12, 2017

This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Today’s book is Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall, a sweet and simple story with an important lesson on overcoming fears. Jabari has come to a decision: he is ready to go off the high...

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