David's Drawings by Cathryn Falwell

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One winter day David sees a beautiful bare tree. As soon as he gets to school, this shy young boy who loves to draw begins a beautiful picture of the tree he has seen. One by one his classmates come by with suggestions for the drawing, but the fun really starts when they all join David to add grass, stickers, clouds, a rainbow, and other imaginative details to the picture. And as the drawing develops, David overcomes his shyness and finds a way to make new friends.

David's Drawings is a gentle celebration of a child’s creativity that speaks directly to the experiences of children. This reassuring story is sure to provide comfort and encouragement as children face the challenge of making friends in new situations.

 

About Cathryn Falwell

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Cathryn Falwell has written and illustrated many award-winning books for children, among them Lee & Low's David s Drawings, a Bank Street College Best Children s Books of the Year, and Butterflies for Kiri, a "Choices" selection from the Cooperative Children s Book Center. Falwell lives in Gorham, Maine, with her husband and their two sons.
 
Published September 1, 2001 by Lee & Low Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Another impression of the tree stands apart, as something of a sidebar, white paper and bare tree becoming more elaborate as the children make suggestions.

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But what's noteworthy here is that Falwell takes her parable one step further: back at home, David recreates his original, elegantly austere tree, titles it "My Drawing" and proudly hangs it over his bed.

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