A Celebration of Jump Rope, Rhyme, and Sisterhood
by Veronica Chambers
Reviewed October 29, 2002.
Jump at the Sun, New York, 2002. 64 pages.
This is a delightful book. Despite the fact that I don’t have
a daughter to share it with, I couldn’t resist checking it out when it
came in. The book is indeed a celebration. There are memories
of jumping rope, histories of Double Dutch, explanations of the technique
and the competitions. Through it all are beautiful photos of happy
girls jumping rope and catchy rhymes for jumping. Although the book
does mention that boys can jump rope, too, this is a book about the joys
Alas! I never did learn to jump Double Dutch. This book
made me want to start now! I was still intrigued, fascinated, and
delighted by this beautiful little book.
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.
All rights reserved.
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