Jabari Jumps

Jabari Jumps

Book - 2017
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Even though he's successfully finished his swiming lessons, Jabari discovers that he's frightened at the thought of jumping off a diving board.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780763678388
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm


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Chicago Public Library recommends this title as one of the best books published in 2017.

Jabari has completed his swim lessons, passed all his swim tests and he’s finally ready for the high dive. Well…he’s ready as soon as he decides what “special dive” he’s going to do. And actually, it’s a pretty long climb up the ladder, so maybe he should rest first. It’s also important to stretc... Read More »

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EvaELPL May 11, 2018

Jabari knows he's a great jumper, but when he sets his sights on the high dive, he gets a little nervous. Fortunately, with some love from his dad, he knows he can achieve anything! I love so much about this book: Jabari's joyful, optimistic face, his dad's patience and reassurance that it's okay to be scared sometimes, and the way Jabari's faith and confidence in himself never wavers, even when he has to adjust his plan a little.

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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AndLib1 Jan 10, 2018

AndLib1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 7


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