An interactive element is so important in books for the very young, so children can share and respond to the experience of reading—you can’t read Jump! without a lot of chuckles and the urge to leap.

Julia Marshall, Publisher



A joyful jumping boardbook to share with babies and toddlers.

Translated by Cathy Hirano


  • Description

    A frog jumps. Boing! A kitten jumps. Boi-ing!
    A dog jumps. Boiyyyyyyoiingg!
    A grasshopper jumps, a rabbit jumps, then a snail . . .
    uhm, maybe not.
    Mother and chick jump together, a fish jumps out of the water, and last comes a little girl to join the fun…
    I jump too—BOING!

  • Book Details

    Country of Origin Japan
    Reader Age 0-2 year, 2-5 year
    Book Size

  • Reviews

    1. Midwest Book Review

      Delightfully illustrated and charmingly entertaining, “Jump!” is unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library board book collections.

    2. Youth Services Book Review – starred

      Wonderful illustrations take center stage in this simple board book about jumping.

    3. Parents In Touch

      This joyful book will have children bouncing up and down as they share the fun of each animal’s jump with sounds and actions.

    4. Juno magazine (UK)

      This is the sort of book that young children will love to have read to them time and time again.

    5. School Library Journal

      The creatures gaze solemnly at readers, but then each leaps: BOING! Limbs splayed, mouths wide, these animals cut comical figures, the absurdism heightened by Matsuoka’s graceful, streamlined design.

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