A simple, imaginative story depicting the complex emotional reality of a girl whose father no longer lives at home.
The girl conjures up an imaginary companion — a lion — who will join her on the long walk home from school. He will help her to pick up her baby brother from daycare and shop at the store (which has cut off the family’s credit), and he’ll keep her company all along the way until she is safely home. He will always come back when she needs him, unlike her father whom she sees only in a photograph — a photograph in which he clearly resembles a lion.
Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
The richly colored, expressionistic multimedia illustrations add a great deal of depth to the minimal text.
Buitrago and Yockteng present a beautiful and complex story of courage and hope where there seems to be none.
The duo behind Two White Rabbits returns with another compassionate portrait of a child negotiating difficult circumstances with grace.
"Walk With Me" is refreshingly original, consistently entertaining, and very highly recommended.
Emotionally resonant in the loveliest of ways.
With guided discussion, youngsters can see beyond the deceptive simplicity of this poignant story. A strong choice for all collections.