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Andrew Draws

David McPhail


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When Andrew finds a crayon under the sofa, he puts it to use by scribbling on the floor. Mom is not happy, but Andrew's grandmother knows what to do. She gives him a pad of paper. From that day on, Andrew draws, and draws, and draws. He becomes so skilled that his work takes on a life of its own. "Oh my, says Grandmother when the bird Andrew draws alights on her shoulder. Hearing of Andrew's remarkable artwork, the president calls with a question. Could Andrew use his ability to help the whole world? Here is the story of a small boy who does the extraordinary, reminding readers of the power that both art and artist can wield.

Praise For Andrew Draws

"McPhail's artwork explodes with joy in pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations bursting with enthusiasm for the small boy's masterpieces."—Booklist
"McPhail's endearing ink and watercolor illustrations and brief text create a small, cozy book for one-on-one sharing."—School Library Journal
"Quietly humorous illustrations complement the thoughtful story's matter-of-fact prose."—The Horn Book

Holiday House, 9780823430635, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2014

About the Author

David McPhail has written and illustrated many picture books. His I Like to Read® picture books for Holiday House include Boy, Bird, and Dog, which Kirkus Reviews proclaimed "a sweet, gentle charmer," and Sick Day, called by Publishers Weekly "a tender pick for beginning readers." He lives in New Hampshire.