Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jump by Julia Dweck Review (Children's Book)

Jack’s little heart began to thump, 
As he prepared to take a jump. 
He swung around and then he flexed. 
His thousandth jump was coming next. 

Then tightening his coils, he sank, 
And listened to the music crank. 
He sprung out free, no longer trapped. 
His rusty spring broke loose and SNAPPED! 

What’s a Jack-in-the-box without his home? Poor Jack has never jumped out of anything before, but his worn out box. Can Barker, the neighborhood dog, prove to Jack that there are many more exciting jumps outside in the great, big world? Young readers will find lots of giggles in the rhyming text and wondrous jumps that Barker and Jack discover together. The full screen art by illustrator, Brian Allen, positively leaps off the page. The author, Julia Dweck, has done a wonderful job of weaving in the subtle message that it’s important to believe in yourself and to think outside of the box in order to realize life’s wondrous possibilities. This bouncy tale from Sleepy Sheep Productions will leave young readers jumping for joy! Leveled for young readers ages 4 – 8, but relevant to readers of all ages. 

You can purchase Jump HERE on AMAZON

My Review

This is one of the most adorable children's book I have ever read. And let me tell you, with having three children in a ten year span, I have read a lot of books during that time.

Jump is a cute story about Jack, leaving his box, and going on an adventure with Barker the dog. It teaches a great lesson that it is okay to venture outside of your comfort zone, to spread your wings and meet new friends and experience fun adventures.  The story is written in an adorable rhyme with fantastic illustrations that are so colorful and goes with the story perfectly. It makes me wish that my 23, 18, and 15 year old children were young enough to experience this fun story.

Any story that teaches a lesson to children in a subtle way is brilliant. This is a story that every parent should share and talk about with their children!

About the Author:

Julia Dweck is a published author of children's books for digital and print publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy and edutainment in rhyme and in prose. 

Julia's background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She's collaborated with leading illustrators in the world of children's literature to produce over 30 books. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon's bestsellers lists, "Kindle Daily Deals" and customer top rated lists. 

In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children's literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2012 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom. 

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