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Reviews of JoJo's Jump

​"I haven’t seen many pony-themed books for this age group so it was a delight to dive into the vivid pages of JoJo’s Jump with my pony-mad six-year-old son... The author takes us on an enjoyable journey with a young pony called JoJo who needs to learn to believe in herself as she is taught how to jump. She goes through all the emotions young children may experience themselves in new situations – she’s nervous, a bit wary and almost too scared to give it a try.

But a lovely message about the importance of friendship and support emerges as she’s helped by the ever-so-cute Bob the bunny, Fiona the frog and Peggy the sheep, who cheer her on and help instil in JoJo the confidence she needs to succeed – even though things don’t go to plan at first!

It conveys a powerful and inspiring message, and it’s written with a lovely lilt that my son enjoyed listening to immensely... Beautiful illustrations really bring this wonderful tale to life, with vivid animals and lovely detail on every page...
I’m sure it will prove an enjoyable read for pony-mad children and parents alike."
Horse & Hound Magazine

"A heartwarming tale about a very determined young pony learning the value of self-belief and friendship."

"This is a sweet and inspirational story letting children know that obstacles and setbacks happen, and that perseverance, patience and courage in the face of these setbacks helps them to find opportunities and rewards... A lovely tale which will nurture confidence and resilience in our little ones!"
The Babbling Book Club

Promotes the message of self-belief and the benefit of a positive learning mindset through the character of a young pony, JoJo... Bursting with farmyard flora and fauna for young children to explore and talk about... I really loved the fact that JoJo does not succeed on her first attempt to jump a fence and has to be encouraged to find the inner resolve to have another go. This is such an important lesson for children to learn."
V's View from the Bookshelves

A wonderful bedtime story for any little equestrian lover, anyone who needs a lift to remind them that ‘they can!’ - or just as a lovely spring-time read."
Lights out with Louise

"A tale to reinforce that it’s not that you can’t do something, it’s that you can’t do it YET! Perfect for our growth mindset in our classroom settings."
Julie Curtin

"My almost-three-year-old really engaged with the story and its characters. It’s always a good indication to me of how much she likes a book when she asks to read it multiple times in one sitting."
Dr Christina McDonnell

"This is such an adorable story! All about resilience, positive mental attitude and overcoming obstacles. It was a hit with my son and I loved the really cute illustrations too."
Mum What May

"This charming story helps children understand that not everything is accomplished the first time they try... JoJo's Jump would be a lovely addition to a classroom setting to chat about self belief and the power of yet. A tiny but important word that gives children the hope that by persevering and practising, they can achieve what they set their minds to."

"A delightful story with an important message of positivity and determination."
Clara Maria Fiorentini, The Literacy Channel

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