Sam and Jump (Hardcover)

By Jennifer K. Mann, Jennifer K. Mann (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763679477, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2016



A charmingly simple tale about friends, old and new, that will resonate with anyone who's ever loved and lost a special toy.
Sam and his stuffed bunny, Jump, are best friends, and they do everything together. One day, on a trip to the beach, Sam meets Thomas. Sam and Thomas play together all day and promise to do the same the next day. But when Sam gets home he realizes Jump is still at the beach It's too late and too dark to go find him, and Sam worries all night. What if Jump is nowhere to be found? Can Sam brave the world without his best friend? Little ones with their own cherished toys will be drawn to this reassuring story about losing something dear only to gain something even better.

About the Author

Jennifer K. Mann used to be an architect before turning to children s books full-time. She is the creator of the picture books Two Speckled Eggs and I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson s Blackboard. She lives on an island near Seattle."