Drawn Together

Drawn Together Review

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens-with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.

With spare, direct text by Minh Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picturebook about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.

Title:Drawn Together
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • David Schaafsma

    Grandpa and boy can't communicate--language barrier, but one day Grandpa sees the kid drawing, he brings out some of his drawings, they draw together, and in the process become more closely "drawn tog...

  • Deborah

    So wonderful, this book about a grandparent, from the child's point of view*. Lovely concept from Minh Le, and Dan Santat has truly outdone himself with these illustrations. *Pair with Nana in the Cit...

  • Luanne Ollivier

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

  • Chance Lee

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

  • KC

    This book was remarkable. A young boy visits his aging grandfather who seems to have lost the ability to make conversation, but the boy soon discovers a new way of communication. My dad has vascular d...

  • Anna Smithberger

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

  • Allison Wysong

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

  • Jillian Heise

    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 be...

  • Sandy

    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...

  • Vernon Area Public Library KIDS

    A grade school age boy is dropped off at his Grandfather's house for a habitual visit. Although the grandpa greets him with a big smile, the boy appears slightly annoyed and downcast. As they sit down...