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Danny's Drawing Book

3.69  ·  Rating Details  ·  26 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Danny loves drawing pictures in his yellow drawing book. One snowy day, when he and his friend Ettie go to the zoo, Danny draws an elephant and an aardvark. Danny and Ettie watch in amazement as the animals come to life in the pages - and then they join them to embark on a wildly exciting journey to somewhere very different.
Hardcover, 26 pages
Published by Walker & Company
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Aug 15, 2008 Jacqui rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: primary and elementary teachers/librarians
Recommended to Jacqui by: Kathleen
Shelves: writing-related
This book is a good lead into a writing activity. I liked the manner in which the boy and girl discuss the steps they are taking to draw and write a story about the zoo. First is the research -- trip to the zoo. I think the story itself is creative. I like the talk bubbles that are used as well as the different font depending upon whose voice is coming through. It was clever that the girl and boy placed themselves within the story. The expressions on the elephant and aardvark were reflective of ...more
Apr 29, 2008 Karla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children and the adults who love them
Shelves: picture-books
Danny brings his yellow drawing book with him on a trip to the zoo. He draws an elephant and an aardvark and begins to tell a story about them. When the animals decide they want to go to Africa, Danny draws himself and his friend, Ettie, into the story and off they go! A great book about a child's creativity and imagination. Love the illustrations by Sue Heap who also wrote some of my other favorites: Let's Play Fairies, Cowboy Baby, and Four Friends Together.
Aug 15, 2010 Patricia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute book, imaginative, but it made me imagine a precocious 4 or 5 year old and it brought out the strangest little kid voice in me when I read it aloud. It was just ok, I guess.
Good for encouraging the development of narrative skills, would be fun to have a program involving reading this and then creating drawing books like Danny's.
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Apr 21, 2008 The Library Lady rated it really liked it
Crockett Johnson's Harold would love this book, only Danny isn't limited to a purple crayon. Fun and creative.
A subtle animal-liberation theme here. But more importantly, kids creating together and writing their own stories.
Sep 02, 2008 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books-jp
Terrific book for young artists and storytellers and imaginative ones, in short, children.
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Sue Heap has illustrated many books for children, including the New York Times best-selling How To Be a Baby, by Me, the Big Sister by Sally Lloyd-Jones. She is also the author-illustrator of Danny's Drawing Book and the illustrator of Polly's Pink Pajamas by Vivian French. Sue Heap lives in England.
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