Publisher: Thomas Nelson (September 7, 2021)
Hardcover: 32 pages
What does it mean to be a good neighbor? From Central Park to Broadway to Times Square, Walter the French Bulldog is on a mission of kindness in this hilarious dog adventure story from ABC’s Good Morning America’s Eva Pilgrim.
Walter’s heart is full of kindness, but this little dog’s efforts to help his neighbors don’t go as planned. Journalist Eva Pilgrim’s charming narrative and Jessica Gibson’s vibrant illustrations make Walter Does His Best a wonderful way to introduce kids ages 4-8 to new adventures in kindness.
This beautiful jacketed hardcover
- encourages children to look for opportunities to be kind
- appeals to kids’ enjoyment of animals
- celebrates authors of color
- can be read aloud for story time or enjoyed as an independent read
- introduces kids to New York City landmarks in a fun, colorful way
- affirms that everyone makes mistakes!
Join Walter for a jaunt through Central Park, inside a Broadway theater, onto subway cars, through the Rockefeller Center gardens, and all the way to Coney Island as he tries his very, messy best to be a good dog–and learns that what matters most is the love you share with others every day.
About Eva Pilgrim:
Eva Pilgrim is an ABC correspondent and co-host of Good Morning America: Weekend Edition. Eva is building her life and career on kindness. From a young age, Eva’s mom taught her that kind was the best thing she could be, and Eva still lives by that philosophy. Eva and her colleagues at Good Morning America have developed a #nicegirls movement, and she believes that it makes the newsroom a happier place and that it produces better work. She wants young people to know that kindness is a strength, and we all have an opportunity to make the world brighter, one action at a time.
About Jessica Gibson:
Jessica Gibson is a freelance illustrator based in Detroit, Michigan. She has been drawing whimsical, expressive characters and concept art since she first picked up a pencil. She is inspired by a love of animals, nature, and picture books. Jessica loves how children’s books transport readers into a magical, inviting, and fantastic world, and she makes sure every project has a real sense of fun.
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