I Walk with Vanessa (Hardcover)

A Story about a Simple Act of Kindness

By Kerascoet

Schwartz & Wade Books, 9781524769550, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 24, 2018

Spring 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List

“This is a great anti-bullying book precisely because it has no text and so never gets preachy. It leaves it up to young readers to figure out cause and effect for themselves, and the book is all the better for it.”
— Billie Bloebaum, Third Street Books, McMinnville, OR
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"This beautifully illustrated story shows young readers how to become caring and supportive upstanders. Love it " --Trudy Ludwig, bestselling author of The Invisible Boy

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. 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. With themes of acceptance, kindness, and strength in numbers, this timeless and profound feel-good story will resonate with readers young and old.

About the Author

Kerascoet, 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 Kerascoet'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.