Come With Me
Holly M. McGhee, illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre
As the news tells and tells and retells of anger and hatred, a little girl asks her parents what she can do to make the world a better place.
“Come with me,” says her papa.
“Come with me,” says her mama.
One step at a time, the little girl begins to understand that her part, as small as it may seem, matters to the world.
From author Holly M. McGhee and illustrator Pascal Lemaître comes this powerful and timely story of kindness, bravery, and friendship in the face of intolerance and uncertainty.
"Inspired by the 9/11 attacks in the States and the bombings in Brussels in early 2017, this book tackles a tough subject with honesty, gentleness, and a call to action. Let’s all try to do the same."
"This lovely picture book, set to be published in early September but available for pre-order, offers smaller children a gentle, encouraging, age-appropriate response to the disturbing news reports."
— Maria Russo, The New York Times
"In the wake of so much news about 'anger and hatred—/People against people,' a girl asks her parents what she can do to help the world. 'Come with me,' each tells her, a simple phrase that McGhee transforms into an emotionally rich proclamation about not giving into fear . . . By the final page, the girl feels reassured enough to extend the invitation to readers . . . this feels like an important first step."
"The author and illustrator… present huge emotions and abstracts with simplicity that makes them approachable."
—Susie Wilde, News & Observer (Raleigh)