About this site
This website was inspired by "Crosswalk Wally", a picture book I've written for children ages
4 - 8 years old. It tells the story of a crosswalk sign silhouette who gets separated from his bright
yellow sign and uses the guidance of other street and traffic signs to safely find his way back to his post.
During my research for the book I discovered the need for a kid-friendly pedestrian safety website. I believe being a good, smart, and aware pedestrian begins at a very young age and if it starts with Crosswalk Wally, both he and I will have done our jobs!
The "Crosswalk Wally" picture book is available here.
And for safety councils and non-profit organizations, Wally and I are more than happy to make a contribution with every copy sold. (Use the contact form below.)
Kirkus Reviews say "Crosswalk Wally" is:
An engaging, informative story emphasizing the importance of street safety.
Shea’s story offers valuable insights regarding communicating, being aware of surroundings, and recognizing the street signs that keep people safe. The author’s approachable language and visual examples will help familiarize readers with commonly seen street signs and symbols.
Booklife Review says:
This unique adventure teaches young kids to be good pedestrians and recognize road signs.
Shea’s debut picture book effectively engages younger readers in Wally’s quest while simultaneously teaching them pedestrian safety. Crosswalk Wally’s effectiveness lies in its approachability for even the youngest of readers and future pedestrians.