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.
Doretta Groenendyk, a painter, writer, and teacher, lives with her husband and three children on a small spot of land in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Doretta is the author and illustrator of several children's books by both The Acorn Press and Nimbus Publishing. Snow for Christmas, Thank You for My Bed, and I'm Drawing a Picture, have been shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Illustration. She also co_wrote Spin to Sea with her daughter Izra Fitch.