Child’s Play with Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney’s legacy: honesty with children about the precariousness of life — and the power of generosity.

Pinkney painting his signature lion for summer campers at Coleman library.
Jerry Pinkney’s sketch of himself as a boy.
Images from “The Grasshopper and the Ants,” by Jerry Pinkney.
Art made by the children at Childs. Photo: Lorene Cary
Drawing of a real anthill and a doubtful subject.
Jerry Pinkney inspects Childs Elementary summer students’ interpretation of The Grasshopper and the Ants

Author, lecturer, playwright