Be the change.
A little girl is at school, she does not have any friends, and she walks back home alone. Then, a little boy bullies her. The little girl cries and runs home. Another girl watches everything, follows the little girl quietly, returns home, and thinks about how to help the little girl. After deliberating all evening and night, she knocks on the little girl’s door the following day. What happened to the little girl and the girl who wanted to help?
We are always looking for wordless picture books, and when someone recommended this, we jumped in. The book addresses bullying at school, and it will work for both the bullied and the bully. The illustrations by the duo are lovely, and children can easily follow what’s going on in the story. We had one issue of stereotyping portrayal of characters, but for which this book deserves all the laurels. The advice at the end is an excellent close to the reader.
I Walk with Vanessa is a great addition to a kid’s library to understand and help with a menace - bullying.
Originally published: 2018
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