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Drawn Together + A Giveaway!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Disney-Hyperion.  Thanks, Disney for sending us this book for free and allowing us to host a giveaway!

We’re so excited to partner with Disney to celebrate the release of their picture book entitled Drawn Together, which is now available for purchase.   It’s a beautifully illustrated story about a grandfather and his grandson and how they learn to overcome their language barrier through a shared love of art and storytelling.

About the Book
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.

Grandparents are a unique and special gift that fill our children’s lives with sweets, fun and lots of love. If your child is lucky enough to have grandparents involved in their life like mine are, savor each and every precious moment they have together.  Some grandparents have a great wealth of experience and time, and many love nothing more than making a significant impact on the lives of their grandchildren.  Oftentimes, grandparents (and other family members!) can also play an important role in your child’s literacy development, offering experiences that can be unique from what you do with your kids.

I love the bond the grandfather and grandson share in Drawn Together and how beautifully the story bridges the gap between two generations and languages through pictures.  It shows that despite your differences you can still be accepting of other people and find a common bond.  This book is so powerful and meaningful.  One not to be missed!

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 FiascoAfter 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.

Illustrator Video
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!  Watch the video on YouTube!

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The Giveaway!

One (1) US-based resident will receive:

  • Copy of Drawn Together
  • Plus a sketchbook and kid-friendly art materials!

Drawn Together

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51 Comments

  • Reply Allison Grover Khoury

    This book looks amazing! Thank you for featuring it.

    June 22, 2018 at 12:33 am
  • Reply Sam K

    What a great giveaway! Good luck to everyone.

    June 22, 2018 at 2:07 am
  • Reply Délice

    My boys would love to keep this prize pack!! Thank you hosting this great Giveaway!! We’ve been wanting to read this book, too!!

    June 22, 2018 at 2:13 am
  • Reply Emily Wilson

    This looks amazing!!

    June 22, 2018 at 2:17 am
  • Reply Stephanie

    This book sounds so fun and I would love to give this set to my art loving son for his birthday!

    June 22, 2018 at 2:26 am
  • Reply Nancy

    If I win, the prize pack will be for the children in our family.

    June 22, 2018 at 3:18 am
  • Reply Rachelcap

    My kiddos would love this! We would keep it!

    June 22, 2018 at 4:10 am
  • Reply Nicole H

    I’ve been wanting to read this, so I’d definitely keep it. And my 8 year old daughter loves graphic novels, so it would be wonderful to have on the shelf for her to discover someday. She loves to draw and even creates her own stories, so the art supplies would be perfect.

    June 22, 2018 at 4:35 am
  • Reply Julie Robertson

    We have been looking forward to this book! If we are the lucky winners we would keep the book for awhile and then send it out into the world via our Little Free Library!

    June 22, 2018 at 4:54 am
  • Reply Susan mistry

    Amazing book love the bond between my son and my dad 💙

    June 22, 2018 at 6:43 am
  • Reply Rowan

    I LOVE the concept of grandchild and grandparent making a connection, despite a language barrier. Learning how to do this is important for any child (and adult!).

    June 22, 2018 at 7:10 am
  • Reply Renée Milner

    I heard about this book on NPR one day, can’t wait to read/see it.

    June 22, 2018 at 9:45 am
  • Reply Lucy

    This books looks beautiful!

    June 22, 2018 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Carly

    I love how art brings people together. What a sweet book and story!

    June 22, 2018 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Aileen Seelbach

    This book looks incredible!

    June 22, 2018 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Ruth

    This looks like a book my son would love. 💙💙💙

    June 22, 2018 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Maria Gianferrari

    Picking it up from the library today–can’t wait!!

    June 22, 2018 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Bridget Dudzik

    I would love to read this with both my 9 yo son and my incoming 3rd graders in the fall!

    June 22, 2018 at 8:02 pm
  • Reply Kenzi

    I am a huge fan of Dan Santat’s and Minh Le’s work! I have shared their storybooks and illustrations with my first grade students, such as Let Me Finish, After the Fall, and Beeckle! This looks like it would be another great one to share!

    June 23, 2018 at 2:25 am
  • Reply Kim Nilan

    I would love to give this to my nephew. He would love it.

    June 23, 2018 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Kylie P

    I would send this to my nephew for his birthday!

    June 23, 2018 at 12:24 pm
  • Reply Dana

    I would give it as a gift.

    June 23, 2018 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    I just checked this out from the library, and it is amazing!! I would keep this book for my classroom library to share with my first graders!

    June 23, 2018 at 6:11 pm
  • Reply Bethany

    This looks like a great book for my classroom! I’m always looking to add more diverse reads to our library. Thanks for for recommendations!

    June 23, 2018 at 6:50 pm
  • Reply Mary Chapman

    I would gift this set to my niece!

    June 23, 2018 at 9:16 pm
  • Reply Billie Rowell

    I would keep it to share with my nieces and nephews when they come over. Thanks for the chance to win.

    June 24, 2018 at 12:35 am
  • Reply Wendy R.

    I would love to give this to my daughter who teaches 3rd and 4th graders.

    June 24, 2018 at 3:19 am
  • Reply Dwayne Berry

    If I won, i’d give this to my daughter.

    June 24, 2018 at 4:47 am
  • Reply Lesley F

    I would keep for my granddaughter

    June 24, 2018 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply Kelly D

    I would keep this for my daughter.

    June 24, 2018 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply beth

    I would give this to my niece and mother to do together.

    June 25, 2018 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply latanya

    gift it to my children

    June 25, 2018 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply Brianna Kreif

    I would love to be able to gift it to my children!

    June 27, 2018 at 12:13 am
  • Reply Pam Flynn

    I will keep this if I win so that when my granddaughter comes to visit she will have something fun to draw and sketch and a wonderful book to read.

    June 27, 2018 at 1:08 am
  • Reply Alexandra Y

    I would give it to my daughter.

    June 27, 2018 at 3:11 am
  • Reply Tamara Regan

    I plan to keep this as a gift for my son.

    June 27, 2018 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Angelica Dimeo

    I plan to give this to my son

    June 27, 2018 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply mami2jcn

    I’d give it to my daughter.

    June 27, 2018 at 5:27 pm
  • Reply Heather Kelly

    I would give this to my 9 year old daughter!

    June 28, 2018 at 1:39 am
  • Reply Amanda Whitley

    i would keep it for my kids because they love to draw and get creative

    June 28, 2018 at 3:54 am
  • Reply Anne Perry

    I would keep this amzing prize and share it with my son.

    June 28, 2018 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Cervantes

    If I won I would probably gift it to my niece.

    June 28, 2018 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply jenny

    I would give this to my daughter, who is so artistic!

    June 28, 2018 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply RK

    Great gift for my nephews

    June 28, 2018 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Amber cheras

    I plan to gift this!

    June 28, 2018 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Helen

    My little girl would love this, so I would give it to her.

    June 28, 2018 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply monique s

    I plan to give it to my nephew who loves to draw

    June 28, 2018 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply elizabeth miller

    This sounds like a great story. I would give this to my granddaughter as I think it is good for her to hear that people can overcome differences to come together.

    June 28, 2018 at 11:44 pm
  • Reply Renee Rousseau

    I would definitely keep Drawn Together and the art supplies on my bookshelf for my grandkids to savor.

    June 29, 2018 at 12:18 am
  • Reply mary j

    I would give this as a gift.

    June 29, 2018 at 1:30 am
  • Reply kelly woods

    I would love to bless my daughter with this. Thank you

    June 29, 2018 at 3:34 am
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