Jabari Tries

By Gaia Cornwall
Illustrated by Gaia Cornwall

Jabari is inventing a machine that will fly all the way across the yard! But making it go from CRASH to WHOOSH will take grit, patience, and maybe even a little help from his sister.

Jabari is making a flying machine in his backyard! “It’ll be easy. I don’t need any help,” he declares. But it doesn’t work! Jabari is frustrated. Good thing Dad is there for a pep talk and his little sister, Nika, is there to assist, fairy wings and all. With the endearing father-child dynamic of Jabari Jumps and engaging mixed-media illustrations, Gaia Cornwall’s tale shows that through perseverance and flexibility, an inventive thought can become a brilliant reality.

  • Filled with problem solving and patience, a great example of how to work through challenges.
  • Following the success of Jabari Jumps that has sold 125,000 copies worldwide, Jabari returns with a STEM focused problem that he must figure out how to overcome.
  • A gentle introduction of how to ask for help from others and accept it in turn.

About the author

Gaia Cornwall is an author-illustrator who loves making patterns for surface design. Her work can be seen in magazines, in logos, on various products, and even in movies. She is also the author/illustrator of Jabari Jumps. She lives in the USA, in Rhode Island. Find her online at and on Twitter as @GaiaCC.

ISBN: 9781406399844
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 6, 2021
Dimensions: 248 x 288mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 10/10/21 at 23:01:23
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