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 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! Watch the video on YouTube!
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One (1) US-based resident will receive:
- Copy of Drawn Together
- Plus a sketchbook and kid-friendly art materials!
51 thoughts on “Drawn Together + A Giveaway!”
This book looks amazing! Thank you for featuring it.
What a great giveaway! Good luck to everyone.
My boys would love to keep this prize pack!! Thank you hosting this great Giveaway!! We’ve been wanting to read this book, too!!
This looks amazing!!
This book sounds so fun and I would love to give this set to my art loving son for his birthday!
If I win, the prize pack will be for the children in our family.
My kiddos would love this! We would keep it!
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.
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!
Amazing book love the bond between my son and my dad 💙
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!).
I heard about this book on NPR one day, can’t wait to read/see it.
This books looks beautiful!
I love how art brings people together. What a sweet book and story!
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This looks like a book my son would love. 💙💙💙
Picking it up from the library today–can’t wait!!
I would love to read this with both my 9 yo son and my incoming 3rd graders in the fall!
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!
I would love to give this to my nephew. He would love it.
I would send this to my nephew for his birthday!
I would give it as a gift.
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!
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!
I would gift this set to my niece!
I would keep it to share with my nieces and nephews when they come over. Thanks for the chance to win.
I would love to give this to my daughter who teaches 3rd and 4th graders.
If I won, i’d give this to my daughter.
I would keep for my granddaughter
I would keep this for my daughter.
I would give this to my niece and mother to do together.
gift it to my children
I would love to be able to gift it to my children!
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.
I would give it to my daughter.
I plan to keep this as a gift for my son.
I plan to give this to my son
I’d give it to my daughter.
I would give this to my 9 year old daughter!
i would keep it for my kids because they love to draw and get creative
I would keep this amzing prize and share it with my son.
If I won I would probably gift it to my niece.
I would give this to my daughter, who is so artistic!
Great gift for my nephews
I plan to gift this!
My little girl would love this, so I would give it to her.
I plan to give it to my nephew who loves to draw
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.
I would definitely keep Drawn Together and the art supplies on my bookshelf for my grandkids to savor.
I would give this as a gift.
I would love to bless my daughter with this. Thank you