Jabari’s emotional ups and downs will be familiar to young children, and his hard-won success feels triumphant. Cornwall’s clean, clear illustrations use patterns, green hues, and white space to deliver a variety of effective scenes. Jabari succeeds, and so does this book.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Great storytelling and compelling content should win this book readers of all ages.
—School Library Journal
Having conquered the high dive in Jabari Jumps (BCCB 05/17), Jabari now undertakes a new challenge—to make a flying machine that will traverse the length of the backyard, once again with his impulse toward independence vying with his need for help and encouragement…doggedly self-motivated Jabari and his reliably supportive dad are welcome role models in these family-friendly readalouds.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books