Just Doodling: Andrew Drew and Drew by Barney Saltzburg
ANDREW WAS A DOODLE BOY.
HE DREW... AND DREW... AND DREW.
Andrew has a way with a line.
With his black marker in hand, a new drawing appears with every turn of the page in Barney Saltzburg’s newest about an aptly named artist, Andrew Drew and Drew (Abrams, 2012).
Andrew moves his black marker across the large bright white pages, creating an ambiguous line which morphs from one thing, as in the stairs that Andrew mounts to the turn of the first half-page, into the back of a scary dinosaur, and then as gatefold flaps and partial pages unfold, become a wind-blown kite which becomes a soaring spaceship, and on and on as Andrew’s imagination follows his doodles.
As in the classic Harold and the Purple Crayon, Andrew’s creations are as unlimited as his imagination. Saltzburg sets Andrew, shown in pastel colors, against his limitlessly empty background in order to set off his black-line creations to best effect, and, as Andrew knows, a line need never end and so there will always be . . .
MORE TO DRAW TOMORROW!