Written by Minh Le
Illustrated by Dan Santat
Age Level: 3 - 5 Grade Level: P – K
I found this book on the ‘New Book Shelf’ at my local library. The cover made me pick it up and take it home. If I’d read the first couple pages, I might not have checked it out at all, but I’m glad I did! I loved it from the middle on, and the pictures are AMAZING!
Now, I wonder if the author had to make the beginning feel off, like the relationship between the two main characters. Why? In the beginning a young boy was visiting his grandfather, and they didn’t understand each other. In the middle they begin drawing pictures. That’s when I started loving this book, and that’s when the boy and his grandfather began to connect. If you try reading it, don’t give up until you get to the gorgeous illustrations. They’re worth the wait!
Whenever I read or write, I find a comfy chair with a great view. I get my favorite drink, stretch out, and let the words take me away.