Jump for Joy
by Karen Gray Ruelle
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Pub Date 23 Jan 2024 | Archive Date 23 Jan 2024
Astra Publishing House, Astra Young Readers
For as long as she can remember, Joy has wanted a dog. It doesn’t matter what kind: big, little, spotted, curly. She wants one so fiercely, she makes dogs out of snow, seashells, or whatever’s at hand! However, none of the dogs Joy makes are quite what she yearns for. The seashell dog washes away, and the snow dog melts into a puddle. Little does Joy know that her perfect dog friend is just around the corner—wishing just as fiercely for a kid—and waiting to be discovered.
Award-winning artist Hadley Hooper creates a world that is both timeless and magical as she weaves ink, paint, and collages made from vintage etchings together in a style that perfectly complements the classic feel of Jump for Joy. Readers will rejoice in this satisfying kid-meets-dog story, and will savor returning to this world again and again.
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Average rating from 20 members
This book feels so wholesome!!!! For the kids who have always wanted a pet dog, this is for you! Yes, parents and teachers, get this book for them.
I find the book quite interesting as how it describes the characters and their emotions perfectly. The first half is all about how Joy, a little girl, who has always wanted a dog and Jump, a little dog, who has always wanted to be with a kid.
The second half gets so colourful and their journey is so beautiful. Just get this book for the kids. It’s beautiful.
Thank you, Astra Young Readers, for the advance reading copy.
Beautiful artwork, a sweet story, AND it involves dogs?! There’s nothing better! This story has such wonderful illustrations; the mixed media really brought depth into the storytelling. I would purchase this purely for the illustrations, but the fact that the story is also endearing is such a bonus.