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Book Review: Drawn Together by Minh Lê, Illustrated by Dan Santat

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Genre: Picture Book, Asian Lit
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Recommend to Others?: Yes
Favorite Quotes: “Sometimes you don’t need words to find common ground.”

“Right when I gave up on talking, my grandfather surprised me by revealing a world beyond words. And in a FLASH – we see each other for the first time.”

ABOUT: 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.

 

My Review: Drawn Together is a heart-warming story that depicts in an array of stunning colors how a picture can be worth a thousand words.

The boy isn’t thrilled about visiting his grandpa who doesn’t speak English. The language barrier doesn’t make for a fun visit for either of them until the boy takes out a drawing and other art supplies. Excited, the grandpa grabs his own sketchbook – and the divide begins to lessen.

Right when I gave up on talking, my grandfather surprised me by revealing a world beyond words. And in a FLASH – we see each other for the first time.

I loved this beautiful story. I love the bond that forms between the boy and his grandpa through art. Dan Santat’s illustrations are gorgeous and Minh Lê’s words, though very limited, created such lovely lines.

I 1000% recommend this breathtaking picture book!

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