Andrew Drew And Drew

Are you a sketcher? A doodler? A drawer?

(As in draw-er, not dresser!)

If so, you just may see yourself in this crafty, clever book.

This is a fairly new release from my fairly new friend, Barney Saltzberg.

Whether you have a tiny imagination that needs some calisthenics, or a huge-mongous, uncontrollable one, meet Andrew.

He draws. And draws.

And his lines become, well — anything at all!

Or even nothing.

And sometimes nothing is the best something.

Andrew.

He (and my new friend Barney!) have crafted a wonderfully animated book. You can’t just sit back and read it. You have to guess! And wonder! And unfold all of the pages!

And? Andrew (and Barney!) have left you enough white space to fill in the story with things from your own brain. What do you see? Where does your line take you?

It’s a delight. A brain tickler. An interactive treat.

A book.

10 Comments

  • storyconnection
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    OMG! GMTA! I’m reviewing that book in this month’s newsletter. It’s so creative! Reminiscent of Harold and the Purple Crayon. LOVE!

  • Posted November 15, 2012 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    I had to puzzle out GMTA, but you’re right — GMTA! DUH!

  • Posted November 15, 2012 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Thanks for giving us a peek inside this book, Carter. It looks like a great one.

  • Posted November 15, 2012 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Love love love the minimalistic feel of the pages, Carter. Very few can get that engaging and right!

  • tinamcho
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Looks like a fun book, especially with all the specialty pages to flip! Thanks for sharing! And what a signature!!

  • Posted November 19, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    You pick the neatest books. Yes, I agree with storyconnection: it feels like Harold and the Purple Crayon. (And at least you could puzzle out GMTA… I just goggled it.)

  • Posted November 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    This book looks like a great way to inspire kids to draw and importantly to see drawing simply, as art and a way to express ideas.

  • Posted November 30, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Does this Author have any more books about Creativity?

  • Posted November 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Check out this one:

    http://designofthepicturebook.com/2012/05/01/beautiful-oops/

    He’s awesome!

  • Posted November 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Looks Great – Thanks