Once again, Gaia Cornwall delights readers with a Jabari, grit-filled adventure. Jabari has his heart set on inventing a flying machine that will fly all the way across his yard. As Jabari begins his creation, he draws on the problem solving and creativity of engineers and scientists of the past. Quickly, his confidence is squashed by overpowering frustration as his device repeatedly smashes to the ground. With the partnership of his sister, and the calming strategies offered by his dad, Jabari is eventually able to achieve his goal!
I want to make that! Look I have that (points to the picture) and that (points again). Let’s do it!
Who are those people? Are they real? Why is he thinking about them?
Eewwwww. My sister is just like Nika. So annoying…….and I love her.
My therapist tells me that all the time, “Deep breath. Blow away my feelings.” See (demonstrates).
Hey, his Dad was the same way last time. He knows Jabari can do it.
Each time I share this book with a young reader, I witness yet another Cornwall detail that grabs a reader’s attention. My opinion is that this is characteristic of Gaia Cornwall’s Jabari Jumps, too, and is indeed her creative way to claim readers’ hearts!