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Andrew draws

by McPhail, David, 1940-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 19 of 23 copies
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "McPhail celebrates the power of the pen in this imaginary tale of a crayon's superpowers. After Andrew's drawing of a parrot appears as a live avian on his grandmother's shoulder, he produces a cat for his mother, and a big soft chair for his father. As Andrew's reputation spreads, the president calls, requesting pictures for solutions to the world's problems: trucks of food for the hungry peoples of the world, boatloads of supplies for flood victims, new schools and hospitals for countries without them. Finally Andrew's crayon is down to a stub, and with one last picture, Andrew draws something for himself: an affectionate puppy of his very own. McPhail's artwork explodes with joy in pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations bursting with enthusiasm for the small boy's masterpieces. Andrew himself, a porcupine-haired charmer in a striped T-shirt, is a lovable creator of a better world for all of us. Reminiscent of Crockett Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon, the story leaves children thinking about what they would draw if given a magical crayon of their own.--Gepson, Lolly Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "With understated, almost reportorial watercolors and prose, McPhail (Bad Dog) offers a marvelous portrait of the artist as a very, very young man. "What a pretty flower!" says Andrew's mother when presented with one of the first drawings Andrew makes after finding a crayon under the sofa. "It's a dog," says Andrew, coolly undeterred-as all great artists are-by a clueless, if well-meaning, public. Andrew's creative drive proves unrelenting (and so is his hair, which streams behind him like the coif of a vintage hood ornament), but he's always fully in control of his muse, which should make him irresistible to an age group that yearns to be seen as competent and confident. When the story takes a magical turn at its midpoint, and Andrew discovers that he can actually solve "the many problems in the world" through his drawings (he does so at the behest of none other than the president), his calm, focused demeanor makes him all the more heroic. Ages 4-8. Agent: Faith Hamlin, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Drawing -- Juvenile fiction.
Drawing -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2014
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780823430635
0823430634
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