Jabari JumpsBook - 2017
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.
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On my inaugural Sunday Storytime in June, I let the warm weather inspire me and put together a swimming theme.The three books I am highlighting are sure to get your young reader in the mood for a dip in the pool to beat the summer heat! Jabari Jumps tells the story of a determined youngster who is setting his sights on the diving board, but he is ready for that first big leap? This a… (more)