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Walter the Wanderer is everything a children’s illustrated book could ask for and it will be launched in Edinburgh on 12th August at Edinburgh University.

Author, Pavle Sabic, has teamed up with World Record holding sketch artist, VanGogh Find Yourself (Walter DeForest) to host a wonderfully immersive read, dance and colour-along show.

Pavle reading ‘Walter the Wanderer’ to Ava Koller and her Aunt Bethan

This is an ideal event for the 3-7 year-olds and will be taking place from 1st- 25th August at the Natural Food Cafe.

Walter meets all kinds of animals on his travels symbolizing the different races, genders and cultures humans have in the world.

He even learns new languages. But Walter also meets animals who are not so fortunate, angry and unhappy. In this instance Walter the Wanderer decides to give compassion through the simple gift of a hug.

At the end of the book, Walter’s brave first move to reach out to the unhappy animals fosters a beautiful moment of reciprocity.

Published by Archway Publishing (part of Simon and Schuster) and illustrated by Via Fang (Asian lllustrator of the year 2018 and Artist in Residence at the University of Edinburgh) this unique children’s is imaginative, instills values, celebrates diversity & acceptance.

Pavle and Vincent with ‘Walter the Wanderer’

From the beautiful art that splashes each page and, ingeniously, brings the words to life to the heartwarming tale that encourages curiosity, exploration, love and kindness.

Information on the show and ticketing can be found here