Drawn Together

Drawn Together

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 sti When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silenc...

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Title:Drawn Together
Author:Minh Lê
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1484767608
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:40 pages pages

Drawn Together Reviews

  • Deborah
    Feb 07, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

  • David Schaafsma
    Jun 18, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

  • Amy
    Oct 30, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doe...

    *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...

    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 discov...

    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 ...

    When language becomes a barrier, even in families where the newer generation was not raised with their family's native language, the boy and his grandfather find common ground through illustration creating vivid, three dimensional worlds that leave them closer than they were when they ...

    A young boy and his grandfather have difficulty communicating (whether that's a language barrier or just a generational one is ambiguous, but likely intentionally) but find drawing as their means of connecting with each other. A story with a beautiful message and equally beautiful illu...

    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 dra...

    An absolutely gorgeous book...from story to illustrations. My 4-year-old was totally into it, it's totally going to make adults cry, a truly multigenerational book *many* people and families will relate to. All about bridging gaps, figuratively and literally and the power of art. Can't...

    A gorgeously illustrated novel about a young Vietnamese-American boy and his non-English-speaking grandfather discovering that they share an interest in drawing. Expressed in minimal words, Minh Le's words and Dan Santat's art tell a touching, gentle story about finding different w...

    What a beautiful story about family and language barrier. Many of my students live this life and sharing it with them shows them that it?s okay. This books was used in a class for the Aha moment (signposts by Beers and Probst). What I loved about this story was that the language othe...

    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...

    A lovely depiction of cross-generational communication through the joy of making art. Dan Santat's illustrations are confident, funny, and informed by both pop culture and Thai folklore (not that you need to know this to appreciate the book). I looked at the title page and noticed that...

    A Thai-American boy can't connect with his Thai speaking grandfather until they discover that they have their art in common. Author and illustrator dedicated this book to their grandparents from Vietnam and Thailand respectively. Such a sweet background story- perfect for us at the...

    I loved this story of a grandson and his grandfather discovering that despite their differences (age, cultural background, language), they have so many wonderful things in common. A great book to help children understand how to bridge the gaps that sometimes seems to exist between peop...

  • Sarah
    Feb 18, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doe...

    *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...

  • DaNae
    Sep 15, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

  • Marjorie Ingall
    Jun 25, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doe...

    *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...

    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 discov...

    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 ...

    When language becomes a barrier, even in families where the newer generation was not raised with their family's native language, the boy and his grandfather find common ground through illustration creating vivid, three dimensional worlds that leave them closer than they were when they ...

    A young boy and his grandfather have difficulty communicating (whether that's a language barrier or just a generational one is ambiguous, but likely intentionally) but find drawing as their means of connecting with each other. A story with a beautiful message and equally beautiful illu...

    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 dra...

    An absolutely gorgeous book...from story to illustrations. My 4-year-old was totally into it, it's totally going to make adults cry, a truly multigenerational book *many* people and families will relate to. All about bridging gaps, figuratively and literally and the power of art. Can't...

    A gorgeously illustrated novel about a young Vietnamese-American boy and his non-English-speaking grandfather discovering that they share an interest in drawing. Expressed in minimal words, Minh Le's words and Dan Santat's art tell a touching, gentle story about finding different w...

    What a beautiful story about family and language barrier. Many of my students live this life and sharing it with them shows them that it?s okay. This books was used in a class for the Aha moment (signposts by Beers and Probst). What I loved about this story was that the language othe...

    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...

    A lovely depiction of cross-generational communication through the joy of making art. Dan Santat's illustrations are confident, funny, and informed by both pop culture and Thai folklore (not that you need to know this to appreciate the book). I looked at the title page and noticed that...

  • Beth
    Jun 17, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doe...

    *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...

    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 discov...

    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 ...

    When language becomes a barrier, even in families where the newer generation was not raised with their family's native language, the boy and his grandfather find common ground through illustration creating vivid, three dimensional worlds that leave them closer than they were when they ...

    A young boy and his grandfather have difficulty communicating (whether that's a language barrier or just a generational one is ambiguous, but likely intentionally) but find drawing as their means of connecting with each other. A story with a beautiful message and equally beautiful illu...

  • Jessica
    Oct 03, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

  • Luanne Ollivier
    Jun 23, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

  • Benji Martin
    Aug 22, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    Oct 25, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

  • Alicia
    Jul 13, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doe...

    *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...

    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 discov...

    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 ...

    When language becomes a barrier, even in families where the newer generation was not raised with their family's native language, the boy and his grandfather find common ground through illustration creating vivid, three dimensional worlds that leave them closer than they were when they ...

  • Jason
    Jun 19, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

  • Chance Lee
    Jun 08, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

  • Margaret Boling
    Jul 15, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doe...

    *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...

    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 discov...

  • Jillian Heise
    Nov 27, 2017

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

  • Vernon Area Public Library KIDS
    Jul 13, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doe...

  • Margie
    Jun 11, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doe...

    *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...

    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 discov...

    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 ...

    When language becomes a barrier, even in families where the newer generation was not raised with their family's native language, the boy and his grandfather find common ground through illustration creating vivid, three dimensional worlds that leave them closer than they were when they ...

    A young boy and his grandfather have difficulty communicating (whether that's a language barrier or just a generational one is ambiguous, but likely intentionally) but find drawing as their means of connecting with each other. A story with a beautiful message and equally beautiful illu...

    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 dra...

    An absolutely gorgeous book...from story to illustrations. My 4-year-old was totally into it, it's totally going to make adults cry, a truly multigenerational book *many* people and families will relate to. All about bridging gaps, figuratively and literally and the power of art. Can't...

    A gorgeously illustrated novel about a young Vietnamese-American boy and his non-English-speaking grandfather discovering that they share an interest in drawing. Expressed in minimal words, Minh Le's words and Dan Santat's art tell a touching, gentle story about finding different w...

    What a beautiful story about family and language barrier. Many of my students live this life and sharing it with them shows them that it?s okay. This books was used in a class for the Aha moment (signposts by Beers and Probst). What I loved about this story was that the language othe...

    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...

    A lovely depiction of cross-generational communication through the joy of making art. Dan Santat's illustrations are confident, funny, and informed by both pop culture and Thai folklore (not that you need to know this to appreciate the book). I looked at the title page and noticed that...

    A Thai-American boy can't connect with his Thai speaking grandfather until they discover that they have their art in common. Author and illustrator dedicated this book to their grandparents from Vietnam and Thailand respectively. Such a sweet background story- perfect for us at the...

    I loved this story of a grandson and his grandfather discovering that despite their differences (age, cultural background, language), they have so many wonderful things in common. A great book to help children understand how to bridge the gaps that sometimes seems to exist between peop...

    Yesterday, June 17, 2018, the third Sunday in June, was celebrated as Father's Day around the world. It is a time to honor and remember those who have figured prominently in our lives. Of my dad the memories are abundant. Not a day passes without something he said or did coming to mind...

  • Sarah
    Aug 13, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doe...

    *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...

    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 discov...

    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 ...

    When language becomes a barrier, even in families where the newer generation was not raised with their family's native language, the boy and his grandfather find common ground through illustration creating vivid, three dimensional worlds that leave them closer than they were when they ...

    A young boy and his grandfather have difficulty communicating (whether that's a language barrier or just a generational one is ambiguous, but likely intentionally) but find drawing as their means of connecting with each other. A story with a beautiful message and equally beautiful illu...

    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 dra...

    An absolutely gorgeous book...from story to illustrations. My 4-year-old was totally into it, it's totally going to make adults cry, a truly multigenerational book *many* people and families will relate to. All about bridging gaps, figuratively and literally and the power of art. Can't...

    A gorgeously illustrated novel about a young Vietnamese-American boy and his non-English-speaking grandfather discovering that they share an interest in drawing. Expressed in minimal words, Minh Le's words and Dan Santat's art tell a touching, gentle story about finding different w...

    What a beautiful story about family and language barrier. Many of my students live this life and sharing it with them shows them that it?s okay. This books was used in a class for the Aha moment (signposts by Beers and Probst). What I loved about this story was that the language othe...

    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...

    A lovely depiction of cross-generational communication through the joy of making art. Dan Santat's illustrations are confident, funny, and informed by both pop culture and Thai folklore (not that you need to know this to appreciate the book). I looked at the title page and noticed that...

    A Thai-American boy can't connect with his Thai speaking grandfather until they discover that they have their art in common. Author and illustrator dedicated this book to their grandparents from Vietnam and Thailand respectively. Such a sweet background story- perfect for us at the...

  • Sandy
    Jul 15, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

  • J
    Sep 27, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

  • KC
    Jun 18, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

  • Melissa Eddington
    Nov 12, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doe...

    *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...

    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 discov...

    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 ...

    When language becomes a barrier, even in families where the newer generation was not raised with their family's native language, the boy and his grandfather find common ground through illustration creating vivid, three dimensional worlds that leave them closer than they were when they ...

    A young boy and his grandfather have difficulty communicating (whether that's a language barrier or just a generational one is ambiguous, but likely intentionally) but find drawing as their means of connecting with each other. A story with a beautiful message and equally beautiful illu...

    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 dra...

    An absolutely gorgeous book...from story to illustrations. My 4-year-old was totally into it, it's totally going to make adults cry, a truly multigenerational book *many* people and families will relate to. All about bridging gaps, figuratively and literally and the power of art. Can't...

    A gorgeously illustrated novel about a young Vietnamese-American boy and his non-English-speaking grandfather discovering that they share an interest in drawing. Expressed in minimal words, Minh Le's words and Dan Santat's art tell a touching, gentle story about finding different w...

    What a beautiful story about family and language barrier. Many of my students live this life and sharing it with them shows them that it?s okay. This books was used in a class for the Aha moment (signposts by Beers and Probst). What I loved about this story was that the language othe...

  • Anna Martino
    Apr 30, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doe...

    *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...

    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 discov...

    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 ...

    When language becomes a barrier, even in families where the newer generation was not raised with their family's native language, the boy and his grandfather find common ground through illustration creating vivid, three dimensional worlds that leave them closer than they were when they ...

    A young boy and his grandfather have difficulty communicating (whether that's a language barrier or just a generational one is ambiguous, but likely intentionally) but find drawing as their means of connecting with each other. A story with a beautiful message and equally beautiful illu...

    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 dra...

    An absolutely gorgeous book...from story to illustrations. My 4-year-old was totally into it, it's totally going to make adults cry, a truly multigenerational book *many* people and families will relate to. All about bridging gaps, figuratively and literally and the power of art. Can't...

    A gorgeously illustrated novel about a young Vietnamese-American boy and his non-English-speaking grandfather discovering that they share an interest in drawing. Expressed in minimal words, Minh Le's words and Dan Santat's art tell a touching, gentle story about finding different w...

    What a beautiful story about family and language barrier. Many of my students live this life and sharing it with them shows them that it?s okay. This books was used in a class for the Aha moment (signposts by Beers and Probst). What I loved about this story was that the language othe...

    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...

  • Emma Andje
    Apr 11, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doe...

    *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...

    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 discov...

    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 ...

  • Anna Smithberger
    Jul 03, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

  • Julie Kirchner
    Jun 05, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doe...

    *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...

    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 discov...

    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 ...

    When language becomes a barrier, even in families where the newer generation was not raised with their family's native language, the boy and his grandfather find common ground through illustration creating vivid, three dimensional worlds that leave them closer than they were when they ...

    A young boy and his grandfather have difficulty communicating (whether that's a language barrier or just a generational one is ambiguous, but likely intentionally) but find drawing as their means of connecting with each other. A story with a beautiful message and equally beautiful illu...

    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 dra...

  • Allison Wysong
    Jul 03, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

  • Rachel
    Aug 04, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doe...

    *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...

    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 discov...

    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 ...

    When language becomes a barrier, even in families where the newer generation was not raised with their family's native language, the boy and his grandfather find common ground through illustration creating vivid, three dimensional worlds that leave them closer than they were when they ...

    A young boy and his grandfather have difficulty communicating (whether that's a language barrier or just a generational one is ambiguous, but likely intentionally) but find drawing as their means of connecting with each other. A story with a beautiful message and equally beautiful illu...

    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 dra...

    An absolutely gorgeous book...from story to illustrations. My 4-year-old was totally into it, it's totally going to make adults cry, a truly multigenerational book *many* people and families will relate to. All about bridging gaps, figuratively and literally and the power of art. Can't...

    A gorgeously illustrated novel about a young Vietnamese-American boy and his non-English-speaking grandfather discovering that they share an interest in drawing. Expressed in minimal words, Minh Le's words and Dan Santat's art tell a touching, gentle story about finding different w...

  • Kris Dersch
    Jul 13, 2018

    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 rating. This is book #5 of 2018. I read this in June 2018 but will bump up my rating f...

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

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo. ...

    Drawn Together is a new children's picture book from author Minh L and illustrator Dan Santat. Before Little Guy and Gramma turned the first page we talked about the images on the cover - what would we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the tw...

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

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

    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 dementia and I find myself often in this same situation. I loved how the author was so ...

    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 arc and emotion of the story in his mesmerizing drawings. ...

    Gorgeous book! I don?t think I could do it justice in storytime, so I?ll just have to talk it up to EVERYONE ...

    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. ...

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations. ...

    Very cute, I love the mixing of styles. I almost wish it was wordless though. The art feels strong enough to support it. ...

    Holy wow...Stunning...in both story & illustrations. This is a must-read/must-share picture book about family, communication, bravery, and love. Preorder it now - I'll already call it as one of the best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids. ...

    This gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with communicating with someone you love in any way whatsoever, this will speak to you. Beautiful and meaningful. ...

    Wow! With few words, this children?s book shows us the power of unspoken language. I loved how the novel came alive, as each of the characters grabbed their choice of writing instruments to draw and to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as...

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down for dinner with radically different dishes, the reader finds out that the Grandpa doe...

    *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...

    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 discov...

    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 ...

    When language becomes a barrier, even in families where the newer generation was not raised with their family's native language, the boy and his grandfather find common ground through illustration creating vivid, three dimensional worlds that leave them closer than they were when they ...

    A young boy and his grandfather have difficulty communicating (whether that's a language barrier or just a generational one is ambiguous, but likely intentionally) but find drawing as their means of connecting with each other. A story with a beautiful message and equally beautiful illu...

    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 dra...

    An absolutely gorgeous book...from story to illustrations. My 4-year-old was totally into it, it's totally going to make adults cry, a truly multigenerational book *many* people and families will relate to. All about bridging gaps, figuratively and literally and the power of art. Can't...