Saturday, July 8, 2017

Jabari Jumps - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Candlewick Press.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


Book Overview:

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.

Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash.

My Review:

We all have fears and sometimes it takes the encouragement and support of someone to help us overcome them.  The hardcover book of Jabari Jumps shows a boy who wants to jump off the diving board, but has both excitement and fear.  He doesn't outright express his fear but rather talks to himself to rationalize doing other things instead.  During this experience, Jabari's father is encouraging.  He doesn't belittle his child but, instead, is patient and supportive.  This book shows the emotions of overcoming a fear and the connection of a child with a loving father.
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53 comments:

Peggy said...

I am afraid of enclosed places. I cannot stand not being able to move away.... like in a MRI tube.... not going there again.

Feisty Fox said...

I'm afraid of riding on motorcycles.

aperry said...

GMO's and food dye scare me.

angel d said...

im afraid of the dark

Nancy said...

I am not comfortable on fast and twisty roller coasters.

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Ken Ohl said...

I don't like heights for sure

Darlene said...

I'm afraid of dogs.

Stacey McCrary said...

I'm AFRAID OF SPIDERS, ROACHES(ESPECIALLY THOSE FLYING ONES) AND SNAKES.

bison61 said...

I am afraid of heights-I do not like elevators too much either

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chickie717 said...

I am afraid of some dogs and other animals.

Stacy said...

I'm afraid of falling, injuring myself and not being able to get up.

Meghan said...

Spiders & heights. EEK!

John Smith said...

I am afraid of bee stings! Ouch, those hurt!

Jana Leah B said...

I'm afraid of fire.

Sam Stamp said...

I am afraid of the dark. We have a motion censored night light in our room, the closet doors have to be closed and the blinds have to closed. Something about looking out into the darkness makes me think something is or will be looking back at me.

Janice Crespo said...

I really am afraid of flying. I haven't it let it stop me if there was no other alternative, but it's pretty tense for me.

Deanna Allen said...

I am afraid of getting injured- breaking a bone or bruise. Ouch!

Lauryn Rescoe said...

I am afraid of the ocean! It is such an unknown place with so many dangers. Definitely no cruises for me!

Leslie said...

Afraid of losing my loved ones.

Leela said...

Big bugs.

Kimberly said...

Failure.

AmberFaith said...

I'm afraid of roosters and frogs.

alissa apel said...

I don't really enjoy theme park rides. I don't mind heights if I'm stable. If it's moving, no thanks.

binabug said...

TOTALLY afraid of spiders... and traveling when it comes to airlines ...not the terrorist type of thing, just being bumped for no reason, not making connecting flights, being there but the flight leaving without us anyways... I have night mares more about airlines then I have ever had about spiders

Edye Nicole said...

I don't like snakes.

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Stephanie said...

I am extremely afraid of snakes.

KV H said...

I'm afraid of heights.

MichelleCat said...

There is only one thing I am afraid of in this world; something happening to any of my kids.

Jennifer T. said...

I'm afraid of crocodiles and alligators.

Shane A said...

This book reminds me of one I used to have as a child. If you give a mouse a cookie I think was the title.

sherylssg said...

I am afraid of fire and heights. I don't mind flying in a plane but I wouldn't want to jump out of one.

Audra said...

I'm afraid of heights

Susan Smoaks said...

i have a fear of elevators. i got stuck in one one time and now i take the stairs whenever possible.

latanya t said...

i am afraid of spiders

SueZH said...

I'm afraid of heights.

jill190 said...

I am afraid of snakes. 6 fooot black snake was sunning himself on our front stairs. I scream.

Dawn Ballo said...

I'm afraid of snakes.

Sandy said...

I've recently become afraid of flying, especially over water.

desitheblonde said...

im afrid of spider and snakes

Julie Waldron said...

I'm afraid of mice.

Renee Rousseau said...

I have a phobia about mowing grass.

imaclutz89 said...

I am VERY afraid of dinosaurs.

SexyBrat said...

I am afraid of being alone.

yellowlabs said...

I am afraid of public speaking.

binabug said...

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

Philip Lawrence said...

I am afraid of heights.

Amber C said...

I'm afraid of losing the people that I love.

Jan Lee said...

I'm afraid of losing people I love :(

Linda Bradshaw said...

I am afraid of people in trench coats. Winter is hard.

Richard Brandt said...

I'm afraid of ceiling fans.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I'm scared of heights.

Sand said...

I'm afraid of driving! I can do it, but I hate it!

Renee said...

I'm afraid of something happening to my family. I'm sure you can relate.