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


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 ★★★★★

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...

Chana rated it ★★★★★

July 19, 2017

Remember the anxiety of trying something new? In her lovely debut picture book about facing your fears, Gaia Cornwall captures that experience through her adorable character Jabari, a young boy who courageously proclaims to his dad, "I'm jumping off the diving board today." Watching the other kid...

Kate rated it ★★★☆☆

May 16, 2017

This book checks off almost all of the things I like in a picture book. The illustrations are really cute and lovely, the characters are diverse, the story is relatable, the ending is happy and kind of funny, it's got a nice portrayal of a dad taking care of kids by himself (either because he's a...

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...

Alex rated it ★★★★★

July 31, 2017

A child’s very first jump into a pool can be an exciting moment though often it is not without a little trepidation beforehand. Now that Jabari has finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, he tells his dad that today is the day he is going to jump off the diving board - after all,...

Susan rated it ★★★★★

July 04, 2017

First time author/illustrator Gaia Cornwall captures the pride, the boasting, the fear, the concentration and the joy of Jabari’s first jump from a diving board. She also captures Jabari’s dad supporting his son with just the right amount of visibility in the background. A beautiful book on Jabar...

Megan rated it ★★★★★

May 20, 2017

Such a delightful story of Jabari, his father, and younger sister who all visit the local pool to see Jabari jump off the big diving board. Jabari is understandably nervous, seeing as he just passed his swim lessons, to jump off the super tall board, but with encouragement from his dad and sister...

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