This simple yet powerful picture book--from a New York Times bestselling husband-and-wife team--tells the story of one girl who inspires a community to stand up to bullying. The perfect back-to-school read for every kid, family and classroom!
Don't miss the companion book, I Forgive Alex, about the importance of compassion and forgiveness.
Inspired by real events, I Walk with Vanessa
explores the feelings of helplessness and anger that arise in the wake of seeing a classmate treated badly, and shows how a single act of kindness can lead to an entire community joining in to help. By choosing only pictures to tell their story, the creators underscore the idea that someone can be an ally without having to say a word. With themes of acceptance, kindness, and strength in numbers, this timeless and profound feel-good story will resonate with readers young and old.A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year"This beautifully illustrated story shows young readers how to become caring and supportive upstanders. Love it!" --Trudy Ludwig, bestselling author of The Invisible Boy
April 24, 2018
Preschool - 3
Lexile: NP | Fountas/Pinnell: WB
Kerascoët, a husband-and-wife team, are the illustrators of the highly acclaimed graphic novel Beautiful Darkness
by Fabie Vehlmann, which was chosen by Publishers Weekly
as a 2014 Best Book of the Year, and the New York Times
bestselling Jacky Ha-Ha
by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. Kirkus
called Kerascoët's artwork "perfectly delightful" in a starred review of their book Paul and Antoinette
. They are also the illustrators of Malala's Magic Pencil
by Malala Yousafzai, to be published in fall 2017. Visit them at kerascoet.fr.
"A wonderfully illustrated, hopeful book that can help caregivers tackle an emotionally fraught subject with even very young children. "—Kirkus Reviews,
"A simple, beautiful story with an empowering lesson and call to action." —School Library Journal,
"The wordless pages and small, toylike figures make this a good choice for young children who can work out for themselves what has happened, what Vanessa’s new friend does, and why it works." —Publishers Weekly
, starred review