Disney Hyperion sent me a copy to check out and is partnering with me for a giveaway!
Growing up, I was lucky enough to have frequent get-togethers with all 4 of my grandparents. I have so many special memories of the time I’ve spent with them. It didn’t have to be “big” things either. Some of my fondest memories are talking long walks in the woods or working in the garden with my grandparents.
Now that I have children of my own, it’s great to see my children growing close to their own grandparents and making their own special memories. Just this past month my kids and their grandparents raised chickens from eggs in an incubator. How cool is that?! I know it’s an experience they won’t forget!
Recently we received a new picture book that celebrates the relationship between grandchildren and their grandparents. Drawn Together is a moving picture book featuring a grandson and grandfather learning to connect, and their bond is the heart of this special story. It’s a book we’ve really been enjoying and I think your family will too!
About the Book Drawn Together
Author Minh Lê and Caldecott-winning illustrator Dan Santat join forces in a heartwarming story of a grandfather and his grandson as they learn to overcome their language barrier through a shared love of art and storytelling.
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.
About the Author, Minh Lê
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
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.
Dan Santat’s illustrations are robust, vibrant, and packed with emotion, a perfect match for Minh Lê’s poignant, and ultimately cheerful, story. Learn about the Drawn Together art process from Dan Santat himself!
Would you like to win a copy of Drawn Together? If so, you’re in luck! I’m giving away a copy of Drawn Together plus a $50 Visa gift card to put towards a day with someone you love to one lucky reader!
Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney-Hyperion. If you’d like a chance to win, enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below. Good luck!
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