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....
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Drawn Together Reviews
A dazzling story about estrangement and connection through art making.
Because of their inability to converse with each other, a boy and his grandfather are sure that they will spend their day together quietly apart. However, when the boy begins to draw, the grandfather finds a way to communicate with his grandson: through picutres! The pair spends their day creating a story that combines their artistic styles and cultures, showing that art can transcend the language barrier between them. Drawn Together gorgeously illustrates how one can build a relationship withou ...more
*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
7/8/2018 ~~ A tale common to many families - a child and grandparent don't speak the same language. How do they maintain connections and understanding? In this case through drawing. The boy is clearly bored as he goes for routine visits to had grandfather's home...bored until he discovers that his grandfather loves to draw too. Through their sketchbooks, they create amazing stories together. Santat's illustrations are vivid and full of energy. His choice of color add depth to the emotions (bored ...more
This book gave me shivers.
I couldn’t wait for this picture book! Minh Le and Dan Santat have created a beautiful masterpiece in both words and pictures. This is an amazing story of a boy and his grandfather spending the day together. Their language barrier comes crashing down when they share their love of drawing and creativity. The power of art cannot be underestimated! Loved this book.
Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it.
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...