I’m Drawing a Picture
I’m Drawing a Picture combines story and images to captivate and inspire young readers to harness their creative spirit. A collaboration between artwork and text, this whimsical book has a different inspirational idea on each page, with a scene that each “artist” imagines. The concept is based on Doretta Groenendyk’s experience working with children in schools and trying to inspire them to be creative in all forms of mediums of art. The text is geared to four- to ten-year-olds, and is an excellent teaching tool for aspiring writers. An ideal elementary teacher’s resource, the book’s characters span cultures, genders, and ages.
I'm Drawing a Picture
Doretta, a painter, writer and teacher, lives with her husband and three children in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia. She is the author and illustrator of Snow for Christmas, and Thank you for My Bed, both of which were shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Illustration. Her other titles include Step Outside, I’m Writing a Story, and Bully 101.