A new picture book, “I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About A Simple Act of Kindness,” by husband-and-wife illustration team Kerascoet, moved me to tears — and they hadn’t written one word.
This series of illustrations depicts a new girl at school, Vanessa, who has a difficult time fitting in. On her way home from school, she is isolated and targeted by a bully.
The incident was witnessed, and the observer decides to go to Vanessa’s house the next morning and walk with her to school.
This empowering book, published by Schwartz & Wade, shows how an act of concern, no matter how small, can ignite a wave of thoughtfulness, generosity, and sympathy.
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About A Simple Act of Kindness book by Kerascoet, $17.99, www.barne