story delivers a deep sense of satisfaction when Jabari finally jumps off the diving board, and his father’s steady, reassuring presence is its own kind of reward, too. Through a carefully crafted plot and wonderfully expressive illustrations, Jabari Jumps does just that, claiming a spot in the story-time queue it won’t soon relinquish. Get this from a library! Her images are used in the publishing, gift, baby, and apparel markets. In Jabari Jumps, Cornwall created lovable, memorable characters in both Jabari and his compassionate father. Jabari jumps.

She lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Sure, the board “was high and maybe a little scary,” but Jabari had taken swimming lessons and passed his test, and he was ready. Gaia Cornwall is an illustrator who loves making patterns for surface design, illustrating for children, and writing picture books.

In her debut picture book, author-illustrator Gaia Cornwall gives us an African American child doing something sure to resonate with any young reader: getting nervous about tackling a new skill. Through a carefully crafted plot and wonderfully expressive illustrations, Jabari Jumps does just that, claiming a spot in the story-time queue it won’t soon relinquish. Jabari is totally ready to jump off the diving board. Through a carefully crafted plot and wonderfully expressive illustrations, Jabari Jumps does just that, claiming a spot in the story-time queue it won’t soon relinquish.

The visual details — the way the little sister’s tiny hand grips her father’s back while her father holds her brother’s hand — give the book its heart.

In fact, he should probably do some stretches first and make sure he's decided which fancy jump he's going to do before he climbs the ladder. In her debut picture book, author-illustrator Gaia Cornwall gives us an African American child doing something sure to resonate with any young reader: getting nervous about tackling a new skill.

He's finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he's a great jumper, so he's not scared at all. In her debut picture book, author-illustrator Gaia Cornwall gives us an African American child doing something sure to resonate with any young reader: getting nervous about tackling a new skill. This craft is perfect to use for back to school or any time of the year if you are working on growth mindset and trying new things. Today was the day! Through a carefully crafted plot and wonderfully expressive illustrations, Jabari Jumps does just that, claiming a spot in the story-time queue it won’t soon relinquish.

Through a carefully crafted plot and wonderfully expressive illustrations, Jabari Jumps does just that, claiming a spot in the story-time queue it won’t soon relinquish.
Jabari is perfectly true to life as he grapples with learning a new skill, taking action and struggling with hesitations that perfectly mirror those my own child has had so many times.

He's finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he's a great jumper, so he's not scared at all.

Through a carefully crafted plot and wonderfully expressive illustrations, Jabari Jumps does just that, claiming a spot in the story-time queue it won’t soon relinquish.

Jabari Jumps is the sweetest story about growth mindset and being brave. Where is your character?


She lives in Providence, Rhode Island. I’ve read this picture book at many storytimes and it’s always a hit. Jabari Jumps By Gaia Cornwall .

Jabari Jumps is her first picture book. Jabari was going to jump off the diving board at the local swimming pool. But when his dad squeezes his hand, Jabari squeezes back. Her work can be seen in magazines, in logos, on various products, and even in movies.

In her debut pi Every once in awhile, a story comes along and fills a hole in the picture book universe.

In her debut picture book, author-illustrator Gaia Cornwall gives us an African American child doing something sure to resonate with any young reader: getting nervous about tackling a new skill. by Gaia Cornwall. Gaia Cornwall wrote and illustrated a picture book called "Jabari Jumps" May 2017 Candlewick Press. Jabari Jumps is her first picture book.

Jabari Jumps (Picture Book) : Cornwall, Gaia : "Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board.

Jabari Jumps.

Gaia Cornwall is an illustrator who loves making patterns for surface design.