Colon, Raul – Draw!

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image from amazon.com
  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool – 3
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books; 1St Edition edition (September 16, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442494921
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442494923

EXCERPT from Simon & Schuster:

A boy named Leonardo begins to imagine and then draw a world afar—first a rhinoceros, and then he meets some monkeys, and he always has a friendly elephant at his side. Soon he finds himself in the jungle and carried away by the sheer power of his imagination, seeing the world through his own eyes and making friends along the way.

Rationale for Inclusion: This wordless picture book is another example of just how far sophisticated illustrations can go in story telling. Each page is a form of expression, of a small boy using his imagination to draw animals and far off places, having adventures that he details with the flick of his colored pencils. The book invites children to go on their own adventure in their mind, with the idea that art and expression can take you anywhere you want to go from just the comfort of your own room.

Mary Kimball discusses art style in Draw!:

 

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