When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens-with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.With spare, direct text by Minh L and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picturebook about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come....
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
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Drawn Together Reviews
Touching story about bridging a gap between ages, languages, and cultures.
Gorgeous book! I don’t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I’ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE
A young boy and his grandfather have difficulty communicating (whether that's a language barrier or just a generational one is ambiguous, but likely intentionally) but find drawing as their means of connecting with each other. A story with a beautiful message and equally beautiful illustrations. I could see this one being in Caldecott contention. My only criticism is that I found the middle of the story a little muddled and confusing, but the ending was absolutely stellar.
*Note: My review is based on a galley so there maybe some changes before it goes to print.
This is fabulous! Ever the masterful artist, Dan Santat once again lends his talented hands to a picture book chock-full of detailed, colorful, terrific illustrations that perfectly complement the text. The story itself is timeless. Two generations, a grandfather and his grandson, with seemingly little in common genetics aside. But the pen truly is mighty for through their shared affinity for drawing the pa ...more
My friend just showed me this amazing picture book by Minh Le, Illustrated by Dan Santat. Beautiful story about a young Thai boy, who discovered a way to connect with this grandfather, who doesn't speak English, through drawing. It made me cry just now.
You can watch Dan Santat speak about the process here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpNR2...
This book was remarkable. A young boy visits his aging grandfather who seems to have lost the ability to make conversation, but the boy soon discovers a new way of communication. My dad has vascular dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so delicate and respectful to this issue.
A dazzling story about estrangement and connection through art making.
A lovely depiction of cross-generational communication through the joy of making art. Dan Santat's illustrations are confident, funny, and informed by both pop culture and Thai folklore (not that you need to know this to appreciate the book). I looked at the title page and noticed that the book is set in Danvetica; that's pretty boss, having your own font, Dan Santat.
A sweet book for grandparents and kids to enjoy together.