Written and illustrated by Cathryn Falwell
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.
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About the Creators
has written and illustrated many award-winning books for children, among them Lee & Low’s Rainbow Stew, David's Drawings, and Butterflies for Kiri, a “Choices” selection from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center. Falwell lives in Gorham, Maine, with her family. To find out more about Cathryn Falwell, visit her website: www.cathrynfalwell.com
About This Title
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Families Reading Together
West Palm Beach County Florida
Interest Level:Grades K - 2
Reading Level:Grades 1 - 2
Sharing & Giving, Multiethnic interest, Imagination, Friendship, African/African American Interest, Optimism/Enthusiasm, Art, Childhood Experiences and Memories
Part of These Collections
Emergent Dual Language, Emergent English, English Fiction Grades PreK-2, Bebop English Guided Reading Level I, Diverse Background English Collection Grades PreK-2, Bilingual English/Spanish and Dual Language Books , Art and The Arts Collection , Friends & Friendship, Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades K-2, Back to School Collection Grades PreK-2, African American English Collection Grades PreK-2, Realistic Fiction Collection Grades PreK-2, Building Classroom Community for Kindergarten, Dual Language Collection English and Spanish, Dual Language Levels D-I Collection, Pedro Noguera Diverse Collection Grades PreK-2