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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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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.

30 review for Drawn Together

  1. 5 out of 5

    David Schaafsma

    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 from 3 stars to 4 stars because this is now a family rating. Lyra (11): 4.5 stars. It shows what art is and what it means to the boy and his grandfather. Didn't need words, though. Hank (12): 5 stars! I love how they 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 from 3 stars to 4 stars because this is now a family rating. Lyra (11): 4.5 stars. It shows what art is and what it means to the boy and his grandfather. Didn't need words, though. Hank (12): 5 stars! I love how they get drawn together by drawing and not words. Harry (13): 4.5 stars. I love how they were drawn together through their love of drawing. Jenn (family friend): 2 stars. The story was superficial, but I like some of the artwork. Tara: 5 stars. I like this one! Honestly, I don't think it needs words, the drawing speaks enough. Dave: 3.5 stars. 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 together," heh. One curious thing is that Le tells this story but does not draw it, making this fiction, I suspect. Caldecott medalist Dan Santat does the illustration, which happens in two styles, the boy's contemporary style comics and Grandpa's classically historical Asian illustration, which in the drawing together blend somewhat, which I like.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lata

    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.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth A

    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 the story of a young boy and his Grandpa. There is a lot of silence between them, and they are unknowable to each other. When they discover a shared passion for art, a bridge starts to build across the gap. I 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 the story of a young boy and his Grandpa. There is a lot of silence between them, and they are unknowable to each other. When they discover a shared passion for art, a bridge starts to build across the gap. I love that their connection is still wordless, that art bridges language barriers. The art is lovely and the I especially liked that the two have such different styles - new world and old merging together. A lovely tale about the magic and power of art and connection.

  4. 4 out of 5

    La Coccinelle

    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 at all, which is just fine; the pictures tell the story very well. I like how the boy and his grandfather each have a different style of drawing. But they're eventually able to bridge the gap between them and even lear 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 at all, which is just fine; the pictures tell the story very well. I like how the boy and his grandfather each have a different style of drawing. But they're eventually able to bridge the gap between them and even learn from each other a little bit. Their drawings take them on a grand adventure that's colourful and exciting, and the book ends with a nice resolution and a promise of more fun times ahead for the intergenerational friends. The lovely artwork and timeless message make this a book that would be great to read again and again. I highly recommend giving this one a try. Quotable moment:

  5. 4 out of 5

    Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

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

  6. 4 out of 5

    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 City, by Lauren Castillo.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    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.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Benji Martin

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

  9. 4 out of 5

    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 we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the two people on the cover could be? What about the 'elf' with the wand be? And the 'scary' black and white character? The flyleaf has some crayon scribble illustrations that are so real, Little Guy thought someone had colored i 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 we find inside. As well as the dual meaning of 'drawn'. Who do you think the two people on the cover could be? What about the 'elf' with the wand be? And the 'scary' black and white character? The flyleaf has some crayon scribble illustrations that are so real, Little Guy thought someone had colored inside! There is very little text in Drawn Together, asking the reader to tell much of the story through observing, imagining and wondering about the illustrations. What a great idea! The Grandpa and grandson have differences - food, language, interests etc. Little Guy is quite intuitive when it comes to facial expressions and really focused on these. We kept turning pages asking each other - what do you think? They discover they can communicate through drawing. "All the things we could never say come pouring out....and we build a new world that words can't describe." Heroes and mythical creatures illustrate the connection and divide between the two. Little Guy is quite literal and was a bit frightened by the dragon. But subsequent pages have the dragon defeated and the distance between the two conquered. Gramma thought the concept of Drawn Together was excellent - one that can be used in so many life situations. Caldecott Medalist Santat's illustrations are detailed and very beautiful - a perfect accompaniment.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Chance Lee

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

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kristine Hansen

    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 just beautiful, and engages the child to using a wealth of culture, imagination, ideas, family, and finding ways to communicate without words.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Abigail

    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 Lê, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his grandfather, the older man becomes excited and grabs his own sketchbook, in which he is depicted as a traditional Thai fighter. Through their artwork, boy and man make a connection, and manage to cross the divide b 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 Lê, who made his debut with Let Me Finish! . When the boy begins to draw himself as a modern superhero, while visiting with his grandfather, the older man becomes excited and grabs his own sketchbook, in which he is depicted as a traditional Thai fighter. Through their artwork, boy and man make a connection, and manage to cross the divide between them... A lovely book, one which pairs a minimal but evocative text with gorgeous artwork, Drawn Together addresses a number of key themes, from the relationship between the generations, and across cultures, to the power of art to cross barriers of all kinds. I was a little surprised at first, given the fact that Minh Lê was Vietnamese-American, that Dan Santat's artwork was inspired by Thai culture, and featured some Thai text, but then, there's something universal about the story, so I suppose he could have used any number of cultural background to adequately explore the themes. I did appreciate that the Thai text is translated on the colophon, and think that a knowledge of what the grandfather is saying adds to the story, especially in the scene in which he and his grandson are essentially saying the same thing. This is definitely one I would add to my short-list for this year's Caldecott. We'll see... Recommended to anyone looking for beautifully-illustrated picture-books, and children's stories addressing intergenerational and cross-cultural relationships and the power of art to aid in communication.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Dolly

    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 and composited on the computer." It is obvious that the author, Minh Lê, communicated his vision for the story in depth with Mr. Santat, because the message really comes through very well. Overall, it's a visual feast fo 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 and composited on the computer." It is obvious that the author, Minh Lê, communicated his vision for the story in depth with Mr. Santat, because the message really comes through very well. Overall, it's a visual feast for the eyes and a sweet story to share with children.

  14. 5 out of 5

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

  15. 5 out of 5

    DaNae

    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.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Todd Glaeser

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

  17. 5 out of 5

    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

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    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.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sara Cook

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

  20. 5 out of 5

    J

    Super cool book about overcoming differences. Amazing illustrations.

  21. 4 out of 5

    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.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mary Ann

    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 surprised when his grandfather starts drawing a Thai warrior. As they start drawing together, they build a new world layered and complex with both cultures. Not only is this a beautiful story, it is full of univers 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 surprised when his grandfather starts drawing a Thai warrior. As they start drawing together, they build a new world layered and complex with both cultures. Not only is this a beautiful story, it is full of universal emotions: connecting across generations and cultures, relating to each other through art and storytelling, and discovering shared passions.

  23. 4 out of 5

    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 best picture books of 2018. I can't wait to share it with kids.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Marissa Elera

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

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    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.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Shari

    WOW! Powerful, beautiful, leaves ME speechless.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Alia

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

  28. 5 out of 5

    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 to connect to each other. The years faded between the grandfather and his grandson as they sketched and united on paper. Mother dropped her son off at her father’s house and immediately you can sense the dread the boy feels as he trudged up to his grandfather’s door. Grandfather is excited to see his 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 they sketched and united on paper. Mother dropped her son off at her father’s house and immediately you can sense the dread the boy feels as he trudged up to his grandfather’s door. Grandfather is excited to see his grandson but the differences become apparent as you turn the pages. They each speak a different language, the food grandfather prepares for each of them is different, and what they want to watch on TV is different, there is not much excitement in this reunion. The young boy grabs his backpack and goes to the table and sits down. He pulls out blank pieces of papers and markers and he begins to draw himself as a superhero. Grandfather comes over and glances over the boy’s shoulder, sparks fly. Grandfather grabs his drawing supplies and returns. Soon the two of them are creating their own world on paper. Two unique superheroes battling a colorful world of creatures where only these two know what lies ahead. The night ends differently than how it started and I am sure this boy will soon be asking his mother when he can visit his grandfather again. What a cute, children’s book about a grandfather and his grandson. I loved how they bridged the gaps they had in their relationship and the illustrations were fun and detailed. An excellent children’s book with few words but a great message.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Baby Bookworm

    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 Lê and illustrated by Dan Santat, a heartwarming family tale of language, culture, and love. The story opens in largely silent comic book-style panels, as we see a boy being dropped off for a visit with his grandfather. Lacking a common language, the two have difficulty connecting, creating a quiet distance… until the boy takes ou 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 Lê and illustrated by Dan Santat, a heartwarming family tale of language, culture, and love. The story opens in largely silent comic book-style panels, as we see a boy being dropped off for a visit with his grandfather. Lacking a common language, the two have difficulty connecting, creating a quiet distance… until the boy takes out his art set and begins to draw. Finally finding a commonality, the grandfather produces a paint-and-ink set, and begins to draw as well – and just like that, the conversation can begin. The two have different art styles (the boy’s is modern, brash, and colorful; the grandfathers is more mature, intricately detailed, and traditional), but their respective heroes still find a way to come together and defeat the dragon that separates them, leaving a connection stronger than words can describe. This was a widely loved book this years and it’s easy to see why: Lê and Santat have crafted a heartwarming, relatable, exciting, and visually stunning tale. Each detail works perfectly, from the visual indications of how different the two characters are (down to the meals they eat), the intentionally spare text until their art begins a deeper story, and the jaw-dropping way that the illustrations beautifully explore two very different styles of art, then seamlessly merge them. It’s a beautiful message about finding connection, the value of elders and cultural tradition, and a lesson in the idea that love can be expressed in many ways. The length was great, JJ loved the art, and this one is Baby Bookworm approved! Be sure to check out The Baby Bookworm for more reviews!

  30. 5 out of 5

    David Rough

    I am just beginning to read Children's book with a critical eye. I read this book four times - twice alone and once with each of my twin granddaughters (first graders). I enjoyed the format of the book and saw some many contrasts in the drawing between grandfather and grandson even the differences in the meals. Of course, the drawings were wonderful and the message, a powerful one as the connections and exchanges between the two artists exploded off the page. The tender ending was touching from I am just beginning to read Children's book with a critical eye. I read this book four times - twice alone and once with each of my twin granddaughters (first graders). I enjoyed the format of the book and saw some many contrasts in the drawing between grandfather and grandson even the differences in the meals. Of course, the drawings were wonderful and the message, a powerful one as the connections and exchanges between the two artists exploded off the page. The tender ending was touching from the eyes of this grandfather. My granddaughters caught the overall thrust of the book and we talked about the drawing together sharing some insights into the illustrations, but they missed many of the nuances so creatively made by the artist and author. If they owned the book and were able to read it multiple times, I think they might begin to see the details and appreciate the connections in a deeper way. Or maybe those subtle stokes are for the adults who sit with their children with more discerning eyes.

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