We also like different. Yes, Andrew Drew and Drew may be a tad reminiscent of Harold and his purple crayon, but this kind of visual concept is by no means copyrighted - and there have been many such incarnations of varying degree of success.
This book is a success.
Andrew was a doodle boy. He drew and drew and drew. He drew lines that careened over the edges of lift-the-flap pages and spilled onto new pages, where they created weird and wonderful shapes that became things.
And those lines did delight.
Designed to spark the imagination, and hopefully pick up a pencil, this gorgeous book, with glossy, durable pages, will be opened and flipped open and turned and marvelled at for many an hour. I absolutely love exploring Andrew's world and what he will draw next. Indeed, even he doesn't know what will sprout from the end of his pencil!
Adorable. Great text, too.
Title: Andrew Drew and Drew
Author/Illustrator: Barney Saltzberg
Publisher: Abrams, $19.95 RRP
Publication Date: 1 October 2012
Format: Hard cover
For ages: 2+
Type: Picture Book