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||:||34 pages|
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Drawn Together Reviews
A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doesn't speak English and the boy doesn't speak Vietnamese. As the day/weekend progress and the communication barrier grows, the boy pulls out his drawing supplies with a smile and creates a wizard version of himself. ...more
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.
Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together!
I don't know if I've ever read another picture book where I felt the text utterly unneeded. I know this is Minh Le story but I found his narrative intrusive and unnecessary.
Santat showed the complete arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings.
The kind of picture book so good it brings spontaneous goosebumps. A triumph!
A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh Lê, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his grandfather, the older man becomes excited and grabs his own sketchbook, in which he is depicted as a traditional Thai fighter. Through their artwork, boy and man make a connection, and manage to cross the divide b ...more
So wonderful, this book about a grandparent, from the child's point of view*. Lovely concept from Minh Le, and Dan Santat has truly outdone himself with these illustrations.
*Pair with Nana in the City, by Lauren Castillo.
This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art.
Good portions of the book don't have any text at all, which is just fine; the pictures tell the story very well. I like how the boy and his grandfather each have a different style of drawing. But they're eventually able to bridge the gap between them and even lear ...more