NYC Launch for A Walk in the Woods by Nikki Grimes, Brian Pinkney, and Jerry Pinkney!

NYC Launch for A Walk in the Woods by Nikki Grimes, Brian Pinkney, and Jerry Pinkney!

September 28th at 6PM EST
17th Street Location

Join Books of Wonder for the Launch of A Walk in the Woods, the Tender New Picture Book from NIKKI GRIMES, BRIAN PINKNEY, and JERRY PINKNEY!

In this sweet and touching story by NIKKI GRIMES, with illustrations by BRIAN PINKNEY and his late father JERRY PINKNEY, we follow a young boy as he walks alone through the woods that he and his dad used to explore together. 

In A Walk in the Woods, confused and distraught after the death of his father, a boy opens an envelope he left behind and is surprised to find a map of the woods beyond their house, with one spot marked in bright red. But why? The woods had been something they shared together, why would his father want him to go alone? 

Slowly, his mind settles as he sets off through the spaces he once explored with his dad, passing familiar beech and black oak trees, flitting Carolina wrens, and a garter snake they named Sal. When he reaches the spot marked on the map, he finds pages upon pages of drawings of woodland creatures, made by his father when he was his age. What he sees shows him a side of his dad he never knew, and something even deeper for them to share together. His dad knew what he really needed was a walk in the woods.

Thursday, September 28th at 6PM EST at Our 17th St Store!

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