Connect Through Art with Drawn Together by Minh Lê

My kids are much more artistic than I am. They love to draw and paint (if given access to paints)…sometimes on surfaces they’re not supposed to. 😉 For the past couple years their grandparents have given them drawing pads, crayons, and colored pencils as birthday and Christmas gifts because my kids go through them so quickly!

We were very excited to read Drawn Together by Minh Lê, illustrated by Dan Santat. This is a beautiful picture book that speaks about the connection that exists through art. There aren’t a lot of words on the pages (intentionally so), but the drawings help bring kids’ imaginations to life as the characters create their own epic stories on the page.

Here’s a little more 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.

This is a really beautiful book! My kids and I were wowed by the gorgeous illustrations – every page is a masterpiece! The style of the story especially appealed to my son who is into graphic novels. (This isn’t a graphic novel, per se, but the panels on some of the pages are used to tell the story.)

Get a glimpse into illustrator Dan Santat’s creative process here:

 

Although I’m not artistic, I love encourage my kids’ creativity and providing ways for them to express themselves. You can help your kids do the same with the prize package below!

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will receive a copy of Drawn Together, plus a sketchbook and kid-friendly art materials! To enter, complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 7/2/18. Good luck!

Drawn Together Prize Pack Giveaway

Comments

  1. I would enjoy this with my niece.

  2. Jenny Q. says:

    My son would really like this. He loves reading and art.

  3. My granddaughters would love drawing with this!

  4. Summer I. says:

    My son would enjoy this. I think it be perfect for learning about art in our homeschool curriculum.

  5. I have 3 yr old and 7 year old little artists.

  6. Kim Naumann says:

    My grandkids when they visit here range from 2-9

  7. mami2jcn says:

    My 8 year old daughter loves to paint and draw.

  8. Kelly D says:

    My daughter would enjoy this prize pack.

  9. Amy Green says:

    This set would be for my little sister. She’s a` wonderful artist!

  10. This would be for my daughter’s birthday…she loves art!

  11. My kids would enjoy this.

  12. John Smith says:

    “Let us know which little artist(s) will be enjoying this prize pack if you win.” A deserving relative!

  13. Janet W. says:

    My grandson would really enjoy this prize pack if I win! He loves to draw/color!

  14. Cynthia C says:

    My niece loves art activities and would enjoy this.

  15. vickie L couturier says:

    I have several grandkids that would really enjoy this,,make a nice birthday gift to one of them

  16. elizabeth miller says:

    My 4 year old granddaughter would love this. It would keep her busy for quite a while.

  17. Heather Thomas says:

    My son loves to draw so he would be soooo happy if i won these for him!!!!!

  18. Cheryl B says:

    My Granddaughter would love to be creative with these tools.

  19. Donna Clifford says:

    My daughter

  20. Stacey McCrary says:

    My daughter would love this, she’s the artist.

  21. latanya says:

    my son

  22. heather says:

    The kids in the family will love this one this summer.

  23. beth shepherd says:

    My girls would love this. thank you

  24. Jessica To says:

    My son would enjoy using this.

  25. My cousin would love this!

  26. Rochel S says:

    All 3 of my kids would love it!

  27. Rebecca C says:

    My best friend’s kids would love this!!

  28. Azeem Isaahaque says:

    My son would be enjoying this.

  29. My daughter would love this pack

  30. Jeanna Massman says:

    My grandson would love this. He is really into drawing.

  31. My daughter would love it!

  32. Heather D says:

    My daughter would like this prize. She loves to do her art and is pretty good.

  33. John Hubbard says:

    My niece would love it

  34. Emily R. says:

    My son loves art, especially painting!

  35. Wendy R. says:

    My daughter is the art princess!

  36. Shaun E says:

    My daughter loves everything that has to do which art.

  37. I would love to do these activities with my granddaughter.!we have a fun time coloring and drawing funny characters. TY

  38. Tabathia B says:

    My youngest daughter would be enjoying this

  39. Keri justice says:

    My 2 little artists Timmy and James will be enjoying it.

  40. This would be for my daughter.

  41. bill norris says:

    my niece and nephew would enjoy this.

  42. Gina Ferrell says:

    My daughter would enjoy this if I win she loves to draw and paint.

  43. Ashley C says:

    My son would love this!

  44. My daughter loves everything about art.

  45. My daughter and son both would love this prize pack they are 7 & 4

  46. Angela Saver says:

    My nieces would so enjoy this! Thanks for the chance!

  47. Sarah L says:

    My friend’s granddaughter love drawing.
    Thanks for the contest.

  48. Julie Waldron says:

    My great niece would enjoy this.

  49. I’d love this for my daughters.

  50. Julie Matek says:

    I will be enjoying this prize with my daughter, the artist:)

  51. My niece will enjoy drawing and doing craft projects with this prize package.

  52. My two kids would be enjoying this awesome prize set together. This would be soooooo perfect for summer vacation. Thanks for the chance. Super cool Giveaway.

  53. My niece is a budding artist! She will love this.

  54. susan smoaks says:

    if i win this would be for my daughter she is a little artist.

  55. angela smith says:

    my son

  56. Anne Higgins says:

    Our grandchildren would share and work together (to include us) to draw together – will be so much fun!

  57. Michelle C says:

    My youngest daughter would love these art supplies. She’s very creative.

  58. Stephanie Liske says:

    My kids love to be creative.

  59. John H. says:

    My daughter would like this.

  60. Jennifer H. says:

    My daughter would get a kick out of this.

  61. Abigail Gibson says:

    My nephew would like this as he loves to draw.

  62. Kristen Patton says:

    This would be for my daughter

  63. Cathy B. says:

    My little girl

  64. Darlene w says:

    My son is the artist in the house. He could sit and draw all day long.

  65. This would be for Emily and Anna!

  66. J Brodman says:

    My youngest son would be using these. He loves drawing and painting and would be so excited to get these.

  67. Laurie Emerson says:

    My little artist is my daughter Georgia.

  68. My kids will be enjoying this prize pack if I win

  69. kathy pease says:

    I would like to win this for my granddaughter 🙂

  70. My kids would like to make some art masterpieces with these.

  71. Brandie Davis says:

    My seven year old daughter will love this!

  72. Philip Lawrence says:

    My little artist is my grandchild and she will enjoy having this prize.

  73. Janine Hwang says:

    Both my kids will enjoy it

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