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 ...

  • Lata

    A grandson and his grandfather, initially not finding much to say or do with each other, end up connecting though their love of drawing and painting.The images are bold with brilliant colours, and thi...

  • Elizabeth A

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families...

  • La Coccinelle

    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 adventu...

  • 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...

  • Mary

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divi...

  • 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. ...

  • Kristine Hansen

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understa...