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....

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Title:Drawn Together
Author:Minh Lê
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:Drawn Together
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:34 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 grandson and his grandfather, initially not finding much to say or do with each other, end up connecting though their love of drawing and painting. The images are bold with brilliant colours, and this book left me smiling. ...

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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...

  • Shari
    Jul 20, 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 grandson and his grandfather, initially not finding much to say or do with each other, end up connecting though their love of drawing and painting. The images are bold with brilliant colours, and this book left me smiling. ...

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

    Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together! ...

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

    Valuable lesson in communicating beyond words - through art, imagination, and storytelling, as a grandfather and grandson who have a frustrating language barrier explore what they have in common by creating a vivid, colorful, fantastical story together. Beautiful illustrations and fant...

    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. ...

    Stunning illustrations tell the story of a grandson and his grandfather who have trouble understanding one another until they find common ground in drewaing. ...

    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. ...

    When a young boy visits his grandfather, they struggle to communicate because the grandson only speaks English and his grandfather only speaks Thai. After an uncomfortable dinner where the cultural divides are palpably painful, the boy pulls out a sketch he's made of a superhero. He's ...

    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. ...

    The kind of picture book so good it brings spontaneous goosebumps. A triumph! ...

    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! Powerful, beautiful, leaves ME speechless. ...

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

  • Dolly
    Dec 10, 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 grandson and his grandfather, initially not finding much to say or do with each other, end up connecting though their love of drawing and painting. The images are bold with brilliant colours, and this book left me smiling. ...

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

    Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together! ...

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

    Valuable lesson in communicating beyond words - through art, imagination, and storytelling, as a grandfather and grandson who have a frustrating language barrier explore what they have in common by creating a vivid, colorful, fantastical story together. Beautiful illustrations and fant...

    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. ...

  • Mary Ann
    Feb 06, 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 grandson and his grandfather, initially not finding much to say or do with each other, end up connecting though their love of drawing and painting. The images are bold with brilliant colours, and this book left me smiling. ...

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

    Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together! ...

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

    Valuable lesson in communicating beyond words - through art, imagination, and storytelling, as a grandfather and grandson who have a frustrating language barrier explore what they have in common by creating a vivid, colorful, fantastical story together. Beautiful illustrations and fant...

    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. ...

    Stunning illustrations tell the story of a grandson and his grandfather who have trouble understanding one another until they find common ground in drewaing. ...

    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. ...

    When a young boy visits his grandfather, they struggle to communicate because the grandson only speaks English and his grandfather only speaks Thai. After an uncomfortable dinner where the cultural divides are palpably painful, the boy pulls out a sketch he's made of a superhero. He's ...

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

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

  • Kristine Hansen
    Nov 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 grandson and his grandfather, initially not finding much to say or do with each other, end up connecting though their love of drawing and painting. The images are bold with brilliant colours, and this book left me smiling. ...

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

    Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together! ...

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

    Valuable lesson in communicating beyond words - through art, imagination, and storytelling, as a grandfather and grandson who have a frustrating language barrier explore what they have in common by creating a vivid, colorful, fantastical story together. Beautiful illustrations and fant...

    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. ...

    Stunning illustrations tell the story of a grandson and his grandfather who have trouble understanding one another until they find common ground in drewaing. ...

    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. ...

    When a young boy visits his grandfather, they struggle to communicate because the grandson only speaks English and his grandfather only speaks Thai. After an uncomfortable dinner where the cultural divides are palpably painful, the boy pulls out a sketch he's made of a superhero. He's ...

    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. ...

    The kind of picture book so good it brings spontaneous goosebumps. A triumph! ...

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

  • Elizabeth A
    Jan 13, 2019

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

  • Marissa Elera
    Jul 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 grandson and his grandfather, initially not finding much to say or do with each other, end up connecting though their love of drawing and painting. The images are bold with brilliant colours, and this book left me smiling. ...

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

    Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together! ...

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

    Valuable lesson in communicating beyond words - through art, imagination, and storytelling, as a grandfather and grandson who have a frustrating language barrier explore what they have in common by creating a vivid, colorful, fantastical story together. Beautiful illustrations and fant...

    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. ...

    Stunning illustrations tell the story of a grandson and his grandfather who have trouble understanding one another until they find common ground in drewaing. ...

    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. ...

    When a young boy visits his grandfather, they struggle to communicate because the grandson only speaks English and his grandfather only speaks Thai. After an uncomfortable dinner where the cultural divides are palpably painful, the boy pulls out a sketch he's made of a superhero. He's ...

    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. ...

    The kind of picture book so good it brings spontaneous goosebumps. A triumph! ...

  • Mary
    Nov 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 grandson and his grandfather, initially not finding much to say or do with each other, end up connecting though their love of drawing and painting. The images are bold with brilliant colours, and this book left me smiling. ...

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

  • La Coccinelle
    Jan 05, 2019

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

    Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together! ...

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

    Valuable lesson in communicating beyond words - through art, imagination, and storytelling, as a grandfather and grandson who have a frustrating language barrier explore what they have in common by creating a vivid, colorful, fantastical story together. Beautiful illustrations and fant...

    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. ...

    Stunning illustrations tell the story of a grandson and his grandfather who have trouble understanding one another until they find common ground in drewaing. ...

    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. ...

    When a young boy visits his grandfather, they struggle to communicate because the grandson only speaks English and his grandfather only speaks Thai. After an uncomfortable dinner where the cultural divides are palpably painful, the boy pulls out a sketch he's made of a superhero. He's ...

    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. ...

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

    Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together! ...

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

    Valuable lesson in communicating beyond words - through art, imagination, and storytelling, as a grandfather and grandson who have a frustrating language barrier explore what they have in common by creating a vivid, colorful, fantastical story together. Beautiful illustrations and fant...

    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. ...

    Stunning illustrations tell the story of a grandson and his grandfather who have trouble understanding one another until they find common ground in drewaing. ...

    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. ...

    When a young boy visits his grandfather, they struggle to communicate because the grandson only speaks English and his grandfather only speaks Thai. After an uncomfortable dinner where the cultural divides are palpably painful, the boy pulls out a sketch he's made of a superhero. He's ...

    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. ...

    The kind of picture book so good it brings spontaneous goosebumps. A triumph! ...

    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! Powerful, beautiful, leaves ME speechless. ...

    When I read this book, I am totally engrossed. The sparse words and the vivid illustrations capture me. Thanks for this one. ...

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

    Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together! ...

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

    Valuable lesson in communicating beyond words - through art, imagination, and storytelling, as a grandfather and grandson who have a frustrating language barrier explore what they have in common by creating a vivid, colorful, fantastical story together. Beautiful illustrations and fant...

    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. ...

    Stunning illustrations tell the story of a grandson and his grandfather who have trouble understanding one another until they find common ground in drewaing. ...

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

  • Sara Cook
    Jan 24, 2019

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

    Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together! ...

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

    Valuable lesson in communicating beyond words - through art, imagination, and storytelling, as a grandfather and grandson who have a frustrating language barrier explore what they have in common by creating a vivid, colorful, fantastical story together. Beautiful illustrations and fant...

    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. ...

    Stunning illustrations tell the story of a grandson and his grandfather who have trouble understanding one another until they find common ground in drewaing. ...

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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 ...

  • Julie
    Feb 11, 2019

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

    Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together! ...

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

    Valuable lesson in communicating beyond words - through art, imagination, and storytelling, as a grandfather and grandson who have a frustrating language barrier explore what they have in common by creating a vivid, colorful, fantastical story together. Beautiful illustrations and fant...

  • Lata
    Dec 16, 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 grandson and his grandfather, initially not finding much to say or do with each other, end up connecting though their love of drawing and painting. The images are bold with brilliant colours, and this book left me smiling. ...

  • Todd Glaeser
    Jan 18, 2019

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

    Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together! ...

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

    Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together! ...

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

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

    Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together! ...

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

    Valuable lesson in communicating beyond words - through art, imagination, and storytelling, as a grandfather and grandson who have a frustrating language barrier explore what they have in common by creating a vivid, colorful, fantastical story together. Beautiful illustrations and fant...

    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. ...

    Stunning illustrations tell the story of a grandson and his grandfather who have trouble understanding one another until they find common ground in drewaing. ...

    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. ...

  • Alia
    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 grandson and his grandfather, initially not finding much to say or do with each other, end up connecting though their love of drawing and painting. The images are bold with brilliant colours, and this book left me smiling. ...

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

    Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together! ...

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

    Valuable lesson in communicating beyond words - through art, imagination, and storytelling, as a grandfather and grandson who have a frustrating language barrier explore what they have in common by creating a vivid, colorful, fantastical story together. Beautiful illustrations and fant...

    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. ...

    Stunning illustrations tell the story of a grandson and his grandfather who have trouble understanding one another until they find common ground in drewaing. ...

    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. ...

    When a young boy visits his grandfather, they struggle to communicate because the grandson only speaks English and his grandfather only speaks Thai. After an uncomfortable dinner where the cultural divides are palpably painful, the boy pulls out a sketch he's made of a superhero. He's ...

    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. ...

    The kind of picture book so good it brings spontaneous goosebumps. A triumph! ...

    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! Powerful, beautiful, leaves ME speechless. ...

    When I read this book, I am totally engrossed. The sparse words and the vivid illustrations capture me. Thanks for this one. ...

  • Baby Bookworm
    Dec 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 grandson and his grandfather, initially not finding much to say or do with each other, end up connecting though their love of drawing and painting. The images are bold with brilliant colours, and this book left me smiling. ...

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...

    This is a wonderful and heartwarming story, told using few words and lots of pictures, that shows how art can help to bridge the divide in communication between generations and cultures. Dan Santat's illustrations are marvelous and mezmerizing, "created in traditional mixed media an...

    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. ...

    Another amazing book illustrated by Dan Santat, about how art can bring people together! ...

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

    Valuable lesson in communicating beyond words - through art, imagination, and storytelling, as a grandfather and grandson who have a frustrating language barrier explore what they have in common by creating a vivid, colorful, fantastical story together. Beautiful illustrations and fant...

    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. ...

    Stunning illustrations tell the story of a grandson and his grandfather who have trouble understanding one another until they find common ground in drewaing. ...

    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. ...

    When a young boy visits his grandfather, they struggle to communicate because the grandson only speaks English and his grandfather only speaks Thai. After an uncomfortable dinner where the cultural divides are palpably painful, the boy pulls out a sketch he's made of a superhero. He's ...

    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. ...

    The kind of picture book so good it brings spontaneous goosebumps. A triumph! ...

    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! Powerful, beautiful, leaves ME speechless. ...

    When I read this book, I am totally engrossed. The sparse words and the vivid illustrations capture me. Thanks for this one. ...

    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...

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Drawn Together, written by Minh L and illustrated by Dan Santat, a heartwarming family tale of language, culture, and love. The story op...

  • Abigail
    Jan 15, 2019

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

    Bridging the generation gap is difficult in the best of times, but when you don't speak the same language as your grandparents there is an added complexity to the situation. So many immigrant families face this challenge and I loved that this picture book tackled this topic head on. ...

    This is a strong picture book about a boy and his grandfather. Though they don't speak the same language with their mouths, they manage to find a way to communicate with each other and have an adventure through their shared love of art. Good portions of the book don't have any text ...

    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. ...

    A gorgeous picture book about a grandfather and grandson who speak different languages but learn to communicate through their art. A poignant celebration of what can bring us together rather than divide us. An uplifting story that can be appreciated by readers of all ages. ...

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

    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. ...

    I absolutely love how this grandfather and grandchild come together when they have no words to communicate. The artwork makes me want to fall into the story within the story, and the complete understanding that comes between these two individuals left me somewhat choked up. This is jus...

    A young boy and his grandfather, not speaking the same language, have difficulty communicating with one another in this second picture-book from author Minh L, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his...