As the old saying goes, ” a picture is worth a thousand words”, and that sentiment is true in the new children’s picture book, I Walk With Vanessa. This relevant, wordless book speaks volumes about how a simple act of kindness can lead to an entire community joining in to help.
Written by New York Times bestselling husband and wife team Kerascoët, I Walk With Vanessa, explores the feelings of helplessness and anger that arise in the wake of seeing a classmate treated badly. Based on true events, it is the empowering story of one girl who inspires a community to stand up to bullying.
The story is inspired by a Baylor University student who was escorted to class by 300 of her classmates after she was bullied the day before, this timeless, profound, feel-good story addresses themes of kindness and acceptance, acting as a call to action to even the youngest of children to stand up for what they know is right.
PRAISE FOR I WALK WITH VANESSA
“A wonderfully illustrated, hopeful book that can help caregivers tackle an emotionally fraught subject with even very young children.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A simple, beautiful story with an empowering lesson and call to action.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“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
“Drawn with loose lines and plenty of personality . . . a stirring example of how an image can both reflect and extend the individual reader’s experience.” —The New York Times Book Review
Plenty of personality . . . a stirring example of how an image can both reflect and extend the individual reader’s experience.” —The New York Times Book Review
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