Andrew finds a crayon. When he begins to draw on the floor, Mom stops him, but his grandmother comes to the rescue with a drawing pad. Andrew draws and draws and draws nearly everything he sees. When he gives a picture to his mother, she says it’s a lovely flower, but it is not a flower. It is a dog. Andrew keeps on drawing – wherever he is and whatever he is doing, he draws. He draws while he is at the zoo. He draws when he goes to the aquarium. He even copies his favorite paintings at the art museum. Then something magical happens.
David McPhail has created an absolutely charming character in the little artist Andrew, and this enchanting story will have little ones trying their artistic wings and understanding that practice can, indeed, make perfect. The illustrations take no backseat to this lovely story. The winsome illustrations bring to mind the old-fashioned charm of the illustrations in The Little Prince. The soft colors and the whimsical story will draw children back to this book over and over. Those who read it to them won’t mind at all.
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