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Last week, I was out of town for a trip and I was lucky enough to not even have to worry about my kids. They were in good hands with their Dad, of course but they also got to see their Nana a few times. They love spending time with my Mom and I think it’s so important for my kids to be with their grandparents.
From making slime to cuddling on the couch reading, my kids love their time with Nana. So when I received the book Drawn Together by Minh Lê and award-winning illustrator Dan Santat, I knew this would be the perfect book for my Mom to read with my kids.
When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens—with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words. With spare, direct text by Minh Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picture book about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.
Drawn Together is such a gorgeous book. I know my Mom enjoyed reading it with my kids – and then they got to sit down and DRAW TOGETHER. I love that the book not only brings forward a meaningful story about a child and their grandparent but also how you can find something in common that you love and communicate that way.
You will love the message and the experience reading Drawn Together brings to you and your family!
About the Author
Minh Lê is a writer but, like his grandfather, is a man of few words. He is a national early childhood policy expert, author of Let Me Finish! (illustrated by Isabel Roxas), and has written for the New York Times, the Horn Book, and the Huffington Post. A first-generation Vietnamese-American, he went to Dartmouth College and has a master’s in education from Harvard University. Outside of spending time with his beautiful wife and sons in their home near Washington, DC, Minh’s favorite place to be is in the middle of a good book. Visit Minh online at minhlebooks.com or on Twitter @bottomshelfbks.
Minh Lê’s debut, Let Me Finish!, received critical acclaim, and this new picture book once again demonstrates his sensitivity to readers and mastery of the form.
About the Illustrator
Dan Santat is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Award-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as The Cookie Fiasco, After the Fall, and others. He is also the creator of Disney’s animated hit, The Replacements. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and a menagerie of pets. Visit him at dantat.com.
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