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 the USA, in Rhode Island. Find her online at gaiacornwall.com and on Twitter as @GaiaCC.
"This gently humorous, 'building up the courage to embrace your
fear' book is sure to resonate with both children and adults alike:
most of us have been there with Jabari's dad, either as parent or
teacher, as a child takes that plunge into the unknown: the idea of
treating it as a 'surprise' is superb and will definitely ensure
that wherever this is shared, it will create a pretty big SPLASH!."
* Red Reading Hub *
A tender portrait of a parent gently guiding their child to process intertwined feelings of apprehension and excitement. The gentle text makes effective use of rhythm and repetition, while the soft mixed media illustrations play with perspective, enabling the reader to empathise with Jabari's shifting emotions. * Children's Books Ireland - Mind Yourself *