Sam and Jump by Jennifer K. Mann – Book Review

Sam and Jump by Jennifer K. Mann – Book Review

Sam and Jump by Jennifer K Mann

Sam and Jump

Author – Jennifer k. Mann
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 32
Release Date – 1st June 2017
ISBN-13 – 978-1406373233
Format – paperback, hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
I received a free copy of this book
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New Synopsis Sam and Jump

From the illustrator of Two Speckled Eggs comes a charming story of friends, old and new, and a story for anyone who has ever had a special toy.

Sam and his stuffed bunny, Jump, are the best of friends. They do everything together. One day, on a trip to the beach, Sam meets Thomas. Sam and Thomas play together all day long. But when Sam gets home, he realises he left Jump at the beach!

It’s late and dark – much too late and dark to go and find him – and Sam worries all night long. What if Jump is nowhere to be found? Can Sam really brave the world without his very best friend?

Little ones with their own favourite toy will be drawn to this sweet, reassuring story about losing something dear only to find something – or someone – even better.

New Review

Sam and Jump are best friends. They go everywhere together, and do everything together. This is because Jump is Sam’s favourite teddy bear, a white rabbit, with pink ears.

On a trip to the beach, Sam made a new friend called Thomas. The two played all day together. When it was time to go home, Sam forgot to pick up Jump, by the time he had realised the family were nearly home, and it was too late to go back to the beach, it would have to wait until tomorrow.

Will Jump still be there when Sam returns?

To those parents who children have a favourite teddy, doll, etc, that they take everywhere with them, this book will definitely resonate with you.

My youngest son, even though he is now eleven, still has his favourite teddy, ‘Pooh Bear’. He sleeps with it on his bed, when he is sick, he wants it, and it still comes on holiday with us. ‘Pooh Bear’ is essentially part of our family, and I know how devastated my son would be if he were to lose his teddy.

You only have to look at social media posts of parents trying to locate their child’s toy, that they cannot be without, to know how important that these items are to there children.

The plot is wonderfully executed, and the author has captured the emotions that Sam was feeling perfectly, both in words, and illustrations.

There are not many words on each page, meaning that this book would be great for new readers. It would also be just as lovely as a bedtime story.

An adorable, sweet, tale, filled with heartfelt emotions that children will be able to understand. It was a delight to read Sam and Jump and the ending fitted the story perfectly.

Book reviewed by Stacey

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New About the Author

Jennifer K Mann Sam and Jump

I am a children’s book author and illustrator on Bainbridge Island, just across from Seattle, in beautiful Puget Sound. I live here with my husband and two children, four chickens, a cat, and two lively dogs–a big one named Lottie, and a small one named Cody.

I once was an architect, and spent many years designing stores for a big architecture firm in Seattle. Then I had children, and started reading beautiful picture books to them. I realized then that what I really wanted was to be a picture book author and illustrator.

I find inspiration for my stories and art from memories of childhood, my children’s antics and adventures, and the often silly goings-on of our domestic menagerie.

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