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Jabari jumps / Gaia Cornwall.

By: Cornwall, Gaia [author,, illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextEdition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0763678384; 9780763678388.Subject(s): Courage -- Juvenile fiction | Swimming -- Juvenile fiction | Diving -- Juvenile fiction | Sports stories -- Fiction | Courage -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION -- People & Places -- United States -- African American | JUVENILE FICTION -- Social Themes -- New Experience | JUVENILE FICTION -- Sports & Recreation -- Water Sports | Courage | Diving | Swimming | Boys -- Fiction | Diving -- Fiction | Courage -- Fiction | Swimming pools -- FictionGenre/Form: Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Picture books. | Picture books. | Sports stories. | Juvenile fiction.DDC classification: [E] Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.) | Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book, 2018.Summary: "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"--Amazon.com.
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"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"--Amazon.com.

Preschool.

AD490L Lexile

Structure indicator: 80 (high) Syntactic indicator: 70 (high) Semantic indicator: 70 (high) Decoding indicator: 70 (high) Lexile.

A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG.)

Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book, 2018.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-An African American boy and his baby sister and father head to an urban community pool. Jabari has completed his swim lessons and tests and is ready to jump off a diving board. In his zigzag swim trunks and swim goggles, the boy tells his dad that diving looks easy. But when he stands at the ladder and looks up, up, and up at the diving board, he starts stalling for time, saying that he has other things to do before he can make the big leap. His father reassures him that it is OK to be scared, encourages him to take deep breaths, and tells him that he might just be surprised. With renewed determination, Jabari climbs the ladder and jumps into the pool. He's flying and splashing and sinking down and swimming back up and he's done it! Jabari is a great jumper. Just enough conversational text accompanies each illustration, including several smaller vignettes on a single page that help build suspense. Mixed-media images in serene muted colors, high-rise buildings above the tree line, and the intriguing addition of faded newsprint accents strengthen the urban feel of the illustrations. VERDICT Jabari's story will help assuage the fears kids experience when faced with a new and daunting adventure. A terrific seasonal storytime read-aloud that's perfect for one-on-one sharing.-Mindy Hiatt, Salt Lake County Library Services © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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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.

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