I Wish I Could Draw by Cary FaganI Wish I Could Draw by Cary Fagan

I Wish I Could Draw

byCary Fagan

Hardcover | May 1, 2014

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When the narrator of this sneakily clever book decides he will try to draw even though he believes he isn't very good at it, a world of silly possibilities opens for him. By the end of the story, he has vanquished a dragon, been given a medal, published a book, and seen his artwork on display in a real museum-and all because he refused to be held back by his own perceived limitations.

The narrator of I Wish I Could Draw shares a name with creator Cary Fagan and has the same curly hair and glasses. Perhaps most interesting of all, though, the narrator believes he has no artistic talent-just like the Cary Fagan who not only wrote but also bravely and exuberantly illustrated this book. Fortunately for readers, both Cary-the-narrator and Cary-the-children's-book-creator refused to let self-doubt stop them from trying to tell (and draw) the funniest and most exciting story they could think of. The result is a book that delivers plenty of excitement, silly jokes and fun-and also an important message about self-confidence and perseverance.

Designed to look like a child's notebook, I Wish I Could Draw will inspire readers to pick up a pencil and let their imaginations do the rest.

Cary Fagan has won the Vicky Metcalf Award, the Jewish Book Award and the IODE Jean Throop Book Award, and his books have been nominated for the Rogers Trust Fiction Prize, the Giller Prize, the Silver Birch Award, the Norma Fleck Award and the Rocky Mountain Book Award. He is the author of several popular short novels and picture book...
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Title:I Wish I Could DrawFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 8.8 × 7.1 × 0.41 inPublished:May 1, 2014Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554983185

ISBN - 13:9781554983186

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"By book's end, readers will recognize that, amid all the self-abasement, Fagan is encouraging them to scribble, doodle, and draw away, without worrying whether their art is "good" enough." - Publishers Weekly"This friendly volume, told in the first person and directly addressing readers, is sure to encourage the perfectionist artist and wannabe cartoonist alike. Draw on!" - Kirkus Reviews"Told from the first person perspective, the protagonist's funny and direct manner lends the book a lighthearted and intimate conversational tone." - CM Magazine"The upbeat ending will inspire wanna-be artists and storytellers to reconsider their own skills." - School Library Journal"A terrific picture book for the younger set. Recommended." - Library Media Connections