Early Lit Bits: Book Review — “Andrew Drew and Drew”

Andrew Drew and Drew by Barney Saltzberg

“Andrew was a doodle boy.” In this engaging story, Andrew’s pencil and imagination run wild while creating a kite, a dinosaur and many other unique creatures. This book is a delight, with flaps to lift and unfold on each page.

As you read with your child, try to guess what Andrew’s drawing will be before the flap is lifted. Create your own drawings in Andrew’s style, starting with just a line. Try drawing a picture together, with your child beginning on one side of the page with a line, and you finishing the drawing on the other side. This book encourages conversational skills between you and your child, and also models a passion for creativity that you can extend long after the book is finished. Talking and doodling are both important skills to practice because they get your child ready to read!



This article originally appeared in our Early Lit Bits eNewsletter. Read the most recent issue online or sign up to receive this monthly update highlighting early literacy tips and resources for parents and caregivers.


Written by Sheri


Sheri is the Kent District Library ILS & Electronic Resources Coordinator. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.

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