#blogbookaday: Draw the Line

24 Feb

33376255.jpgSummary:  “When two boys draw their own lines and realize they can connect them together–magic happens! 

But a misstep causes their lines to get crossed.

Push! Pull! Tug! Yank!
Soon their line unravels into an angry tug-of-war.

With a growing rift between them, will the boys ever find a way to come together again?” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Kathryn Otoshi’s work is always so powerful, she’s the author of One and Zero and is able to have such a strong story with few words and powerful images. In this story two boys are having fun playing until there is an accident and miscommunication and soon the rift between the boys grows larger and larger. I love that, without any words, Kathryn is able to make a powerful statement about forgiveness and friendship. I really loved how she used the binding of the book to be the space that separates the boys on the spread – a masterful of creating a strong image to relay strong emotions.

Personal Reaction: This would be the perfect book to open a conversation about differing viewpoints and how once something is said or done, it can be difficult to come back from it. Easily accessible for elementary through high school kids, you can easily relate this to any number of current events and use this wordless picture book as a jumping off point.

Title: Draw the Line
Author: Kathryn Otoshi
Illustrator: Kathryn Otoshi
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: October 10, 2017

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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