Jabari Jumps (Hardcover)

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By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
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"Local author Gaia Cornwall has written a fabulous book on conquering your fears. I immediately fell in love with her beautiful art! Jabari is unsure of the diving platform and you can see how he works through this with a little help from his Papa. True story: a customer came in and told us her daughter was taking swimming lessons with PODS, and she conquered her fear of jumping in the water through reading Jabari night after night!  A great read and signed copies available!"--Reviewed by Robin

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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.

About the Author

Gaia Cornwall is an illustrator who loves making patterns for surface design. Her work can be seen in magazines, in logos, on various products, and even in movies. Jabari Jumps is her first picture book. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763678388
ISBN-10: 0763678384
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: May 9th, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English