Sunday, September 14, 2014

Jump! | A Review

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Jump by Julia Dweck is a beautifully illustrated, colorful adventure that is guaranteed to get your child to jump out of their box and into the world of adventure that awaits them.

Jack loves popping up out of his box, and then going right back down into it. One day, Jack's spring breaks, and he is flung out of the safety of his beloved box. Yet, despite his initial fears of being out of his comfort zone, he finds so many different ways to jump- ways that show him that life is full of adventure, as long as he is willing to jump!

I think my favorite line in the entire book is "to think outside the box, first take a leap of faith and trust!"

If you have read any of my reviews from Christian Children's Book Review, you know that illustrations are a huge selling factor for me, especially since I have an almost 3 year old, non-reader. Pictures help tell the story for him. The illustrations in this book are fantastic! I love Brian Allen's style of illustrating. The colors are so bright and vibrant, and the drawings are clear and relate directly to what is being read. I loved each and every illustration.

At the end of the book, there are some extra pages which are a wonderful addition, especially for elementary aged children. The first is a fact page of animals that jump. The next page is a scramble game which takes words from the story, scrambles them up, and the child has to unscramble the words to remember the places that Jack jumped.

The last page is my favorite. the author, Julia Dweck, guides children through a series of questions and answers in writing their own fictional story complete with characters, settings, characters, and a plot.

She has two more books in the works, and I look forward to reading those as well. Right now, through Amazon, you can purchase the Kindle version of this book for $1.99! A great price for a great book!


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