Drawn Together

Drawn Together Review

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.

Title:Drawn Together
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • David Schaafsma

    Each year my family reads all the Goodreads-award-nominated picture books, and we have been doing this for years. Everyone rates each book and adds a comment and it may (or may not) affect my overall ...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    A boy and his grandfather don't speak the same language, but find a way to connect through drawing. Magnificent illustrations....

  • Deborah

    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 Cit...

  • Luanne Ollivier

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh Lê and illustrator Dan Santat.Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would ...

  • Chance Lee

    Touching story about bridging a gap between ages, languages, and cultures. ...

  • Benji Martin

    A powerful book about finding common ground despite age and culture barriers. Definitely a 2019 Caldecott contender....

  • KC

    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 d...

  • DaNae

    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...

  • Anna Smithberger

    Gorgeous book! I don’t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I’ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

  • Jessica

    So few words yet what a poignant book! Really sweet story about art connecting across generations and through language barriers. Yes, it made me cry....