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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Review: Andrew Drew and Drew

We first reviewed the work of Barney Saltzberg back in October 2010. Beautiful Oops ended up being one of our favourite books of 2010. Clever clever clever. And here is yet another clever book - and we do like clever on KBR.

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
ISBN: 9781419703775
For ages: 2+
Type: Picture Book

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