Come with Me (Hardcover)
For a picture book with few pages and uncomplicated illustrations, Come with Me has so much to teach its readers. It speaks about tolerance and patience with our fellow human beings, about kindness and consideration within our communities, and about trust and bravery as we face this big, big world. Young readers, share this with the grown-ups in your life! They can learn a lot from it. -Holly— From Fall Booknotes 2017
"Together, the words and pictures work seamlessly to deliver a powerful message: What we do matters."--R. J. Palacio, The New York Times When the news reports are flooded with tales of hatred and fear, a girl asks her papa what she can do to make the world a better place. "Come with me," he says. Hand-in-hand, they walk to the subway, tipping their hats to those they meet. The next day, the girl asks her mama what she can do--her mama says, "Come with me," and together they set out for the grocery, because one person doesn't represent an entire race or the people of a land. After dinner that night, the little girl asks if she can do something of her own--walk the dog . . . and her parents let her go. "Come with me," the girl tells the boy across the hall. Walking together, one step at a time, the girl and the boy begin to see that as small and insignificant as their part may seem, it matters to the world. In this lyrical and timely story, author Holly M. McGhee and illustrator Pascal Lemaitre champion the power of kindness, bravery, and friendship in the face of uncertainty.
About the Author
Holly M. McGhee is the author of the middle-grade novel, Matylda, Bright & Tender. She has also written picture books and a chapter-book series under the pen name Hallie Durand, including Mitchell's License and Mitchell Goes Bowling. A literary agent too, she lives with her family in Maplewood, New Jersey. You can visit her at hollymcghee.com. Pascal Lemaitre is the illustrator of several books for children, including Do Not Open This Book! and the New York Times bestseller Who's Got Game? His wife is the dancer-choreographer Emmanuele Phuon and their daughter, Maelle, walks their dog, Doodle . . . sometimes. You can visit him at pascallemaitre.com.