From bestselling middle grade author, Tracey Baptiste, comes her picture book debut, Looking for a Jumbie. It's the perfect blend of childhood imagination, adventure and confidence, all told through the lens of Caribbean folklore. Vibrantly illustrated by Amber Ren, who created the art for Mo Willem's Because, this is a fun read-aloud that works on many levels, including removing the stigma of the supposed scary creatures that come out at night. A fresh, creative story that everyone will fall in love with.
I’m looking for a jumbie, I’m going to find a scary one.
But Mama says jumbies exist only in stories. So Naya sets out on a nighttime adventure to find out for herself.
No such thing, say the friends she makes along the way.
But Naya is sure that jumbies are real. Some have big mouths. Or thick fur. Or glowing skin. Or sharp teeth. Kind of like her new friends.…
Looking for a Jumbie is a gentle, bouncy, and creepily fun read-aloud inspired by traditional Caribbean tales.
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|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Amber Ren is the illustrator of Because by Mo Willems, a New York Times bestseller. She is also a visual development artist, and her work has been featured in the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art’s first online exhibition, “ART in PLACE: Social Distancing in the Studio.” You can find her online at www.amber-ren.com.