Come with Me (Hardcover)

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By Holly M. McGhee, Pascal Lemaitre (Illustrator)
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This is just a must have book for everyone. A beautiful wish for peace that reminds us all that we each have the ability to take tiny steps toward a better world every day. With the repeated phrase, Come With Me, the author and illustrator invite readers on a path of kindness.--Connie

— From Kids' Book Recommendations


"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 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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781524739058
ISBN-10: 1524739057
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English