Drawn Together (Picture Book Giveaway)
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Author Minh Lê and Caldecott-winning illustrator Dan Santat join forces in a heartwarming story of a grandfather and his grandson as they learn to overcome their language barrier through a shared love of art and storytelling.
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 picture book about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.
About the Author
Minh Lê is a writer but, like his grandfather, is a man of few words. He is a national early childhood policy expert, author of Let Me Finish! (illustrated by Isabel Roxas), and has written for the New York Times, the Horn Book, and the Huffington Post. A first-generation Vietnamese-American, he went to Dartmouth College and has a master’s in education from Harvard University. Outside of spending time with his beautiful wife and sons in their home near Washington, DC, Minh’s favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book. Visit Minh online at minhlebooks.com or on Twitter @bottomshelfbks.
Minh Lê’s debut, Let Me Finish!, received critical acclaim, and this new picture book once again demonstrates his sensitivity to readers and mastery of the form.
About the Illustrator
Dan Santat is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Award-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as The Cookie Fiasco, After the Fall, and others. He is also the creator of Disney’s animated hit, The Replacements. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and a menagerie of pets. Visit him at dantat.com.
This delightful & imaginative book will bring readers’ imaginations to life as the characters create their own epic stories on the page. This title will be released on June 5, 2018.
- Age Range: 4 – 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTS! This moving picture book features a grandson and grandfather learning to connect, and their bond is the heart of this special story. What are favorite bonding moments or activities your family has spent with grandparents/grandchildren?
COMMUNICATING BEYOND WORDS! Many children know what it’s like to have difficulty communicating with relatives who speak another language, and this heartwarming book looks at different ways that art and storytelling can be used as powerful tools of communication. What are art projects your family has made that mean a great deal to you and/or what are some fun art activities to do as a family?
A World Beyond Words! One (1) winner receives: Copy of Drawn Together, plus a sketchbook and kid-friendly art materials!