Sunday, May 13, 2018

I Walk With Vanessa by Kerascoet

I Walk With Vanessa by Kerascoet.  PICTURE BOOK.  Schwartz and Wade (Random), 2018.  $18.  9781524769550

EL (K-3) – ESSENTIAL.  

After her first day at a new school, a little girl, Vanessa, is bullied on her way home.  Another girl from her class sees the bullying, and the next day she has an idea to help Vanessa.

This simple, yet powerful wordless picture book sends a powerful message about an easy step to take when you see someone being bullied.  Children at any age will be able to understand the message.  There are some clear talking points at the end of the book.  I did have to look hard to find the bully in the final pages, but it is well worth taking the time to point out his reaction.

Cindy, Library Teacher

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