Tuesday, January 22, 2019

PICTURE BOOK - Drawn Together by Minh Le

Illustrated by Dan Santat
2018, Disney/Hyperion
HC $17.99
32 pgs.
Goodreads rating:   4.30 - 2298 ratings
My rating:  5
Endpapers:  Front:  a drawing of grankid's and bak: a drawing of grandpa's.
Front flap:  Sometimes you don't need words to find common ground."
1st line/s:  Wordless for many pages, then:  "So...what's new, Grandpa?"

My comments:  lmost, but not quite, wordless.  Grandson and Grandad spend time together, but think they have nothing in common and nothing to talk about until..... Grandson pulls out markers and journal and begins to draw himself as a superhero.  Grandfather excitedly retrieves his sketchbook and calligraphy brush to show his line drawings of dragons and slayers!  Common ground...and a new understanding and appreciation of each other.  COOL! Story and drawings are great.

Goodreads:  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 Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picturebook about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.

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