Drawn Together Picture Book & $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Drawn Together is a heartwarming story where a young boy and his grandfather learn to overcome their language barrier through art. Disney Hyperion sent me a copy to share with my children and is also partnering together for a giveaway.

Minh Lê Drawn Together

Growing up, I was very close to my grandparents and saw them quite often, on birthdays and holidays, and almost daily during the summer. My grandfather is a talker and can spend hours and hours talking about his childhood. There is no short visit to his house, even my quick stops last at least a half an hour. He could talk for hours and hours and I’m blessed that we are able to share that bond. For many, including some of our friends there are language barriers between their children and grandparents.

This moving picture book features a grandson and grandfather learning to connect. Although they do not speak the same language, they both have the gift of art and are able to draw pictures to connect with one another.

drawn together by Minh Lê

About the Book

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 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.

drawn together giveaway

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.

Win Drawn Together


Product, information and giveaway prize provided by client. All opinions are my own personal and honest thoughts. By entering this giveaway you agree to the Giveaway Rules. This giveaway will end on June 28 at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. You must be 18 years or older. Open to continental U.S. residents only. No P.O. Boxes.


  1. Jenny Q. says:

    I would love to read this book with my son. It looks good!

  2. Heidi P says:

    Books open the world to even the youngest of us. Reading and singing to your youngsters helps a childs development and early literacy skills.

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    The book looks great; thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  4. Nancy says:

    I think the grandparent – grandchild bond is very important. I loved spending time with my grandmother when I was growing up. We lived next door to each other, so we were close in more ways than one.

  5. James Robert says:

    Sounds like one terrific book for the kids to read. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway as well.

  6. heather says:

    The kids would love this one this summer.

  7. Janet W. says:

    This would be a great book to share with my grandson!

  8. Sara Floyd says:

    My daughter would enjoy the book

  9. Bridgett Wilbur says:

    My daughter would love to read this book.

  10. Edye says:

    My cousin would love this book!

  11. Calvin says:

    Sounds like a sweet and lovely book

  12. Elizabeth Bartnik says:

    Love this!

  13. S Riches says:

    This looks like a book that would worth buying for my nephew.

  14. Amanda lea says:

    What a lovely book. My 6yr old daughter is a self proclaimed “artist”

  15. Cheryl B says:

    My Granddaughter is very interested in drawing. This book would be interesting for her to read.

  16. janetfaye says:

    This sounds like a beautiful book for children to read.

  17. shannon fowler says:

    This sounds like such a great idea for children! I think this would make the perfect gift for my nieces.

  18. Jenna Hudson says:

    Beautiful illustrations! I would buy more books with the gift card!

  19. MaryAnn says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! This is a very interesting looking book. I am sure my son would love it.

  20. Thank you for holding this awesome giveaway.

  21. Julie Matek says:

    This book sounds great:)

  22. Janet Driskell says:

    Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

  23. My grandsons love to draw and write, this looks right up their alley.

  24. Jessica W. says:

    I love how art brings two people together.

  25. Holly Storm-Burge says:

    This book looks so sweet! My daughter would love it.

  26. Dana says:

    I was very close to my grandparents growing up and this book looks sweet.

  27. Eric V. says:

    This book looks really nice. I think my daughter would really like this. Thank you!

  28. Brianna Cavins says:

    I love reading to my daughter! This would be perf!

  29. Kate F. says:

    This sounds like a fun book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Amanda B. says:

    I love the metaphor of two styles collaborating together to create something else beautiful and different.

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  32. Tracy Robertson says:

    I work with a special needs lady who loves to read childrens books and do crafts. I would love to gift this book to her!

  33. Susan Smith says:

    This would be a great book to share with my nephew.

  34. Elena says:

    This book sounds great. I’d love to read it with my son

  35. Anita Duvall says:

    Would love to have this for the grandkids!

  36. latanya says:

    This is a great book for my children

  37. Dana Rodriguez says:

    This looks like a really nice book. I think our little grandson would love it!

  38. Angelica Dimeo says:

    I love the pictures in this book

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  40. Rebecca W says:

    I think my girls would like all of the pictures in this book. It would be fun to have in the car on road trips.

  41. Zoey says:

    This is so cool! I wish I was better at art.

  42. Christina moore says:

    I would love to read this book with my granddaughter

  43. HAZELL PEREZ says:

    My kids would love it. Thanks for the wonderful chance 🙂 very generous!

  44. elizabeth miller says:

    I love that this books shows there are always ways to connect with people you just have to find the way.

  45. Sarah Mayer says:

    This sounds like a beautiful book for children to read.

  46. sam says:

    I love this.My little boy (I always want to call him my baby even though he is almost 4) would love this. I would love to help him with it actually and him to get to know his grandparents and to be able to document it all! I love that so much.

  47. Anita Jude says:

    My nephew would love to read this book he loves books and this would be perfect for him

  48. Nannypanpan says:

    My kids love to draw

  49. Donna porter says:

    This looks like a book my nephew would really enjoy.

  50. Leah Shumack says:

    I think my daughter would really enjoy this book!