Jabari Jumps (Jabari, #1)

Jabari Jumps (Jabari, #1) Review

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 (Jabari, #1)
Edition Language:English

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    Jabari Jumps (Jabari, #1) Reviews

  • Mackey

    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...

  • Ashleigh Rose

    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...

  • David Schaafsma

    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 ...

  • Archit Ojha

    Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Picture Book. Deals with confidence building and reminds you to be courageous. The illustration was fabulous....

  • Whispering Stories

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.comLittle Jabari had just finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test. He decided that he was now ready to jump off the diving board and tod...

  • Hilary

    When Jabari goes to an outdoor pool with his family he decides to give the diving board a go. Although when he gets up there, it looks a lot higher and scarier than from below. I liked the way dad enc...

  • Gail

    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 o...

  • Jillian Heise

    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 relat...

  • Donna

    I don’t normally add the picture books I read to Aaron on here, but this one is so good! I picked it out because he’s been hesitant to go in the water or participate in his swimming lessons. We’...

  • Laura

    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”.Th...