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Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend | Dan Santat
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Winner of the 2015 Caldecott MedalThis magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and-at long last-is given his special name: Beekle. "New York Time"s bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art, creating an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.
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cassandram
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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is a great F book by Dan Santat. This story shares how on a far away island an unimagined friend waits to be imagined by his one true friend. This would be a great IR book to let children‘s imagination run wild. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram A helpful resource for this book is http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/bookmatch-scaffol.... It shares how to implement books for IR times. For the ESOL strategy 17 by providing contextual supports through an audio of the book they have on YouTube. For the UDL strategy I would be using 5.1 to use multiple media‘s for communication with the video. #ucflae3414f19 3w
TristanPool Sounds super cute! Such a cute concept for an book storyline. Awesome resource and great addition with YouTube‘s audio version! 2w
KristenScala This book looks like so much fun! I love that it is talking about imaginary friends since most kids have some kind of an imaginary friend:) 2w
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Tinks Just the cover alone looks as if would be an adorable book to read. The description of the book seems interesting enough for me to want to read. Thank you for sharing. 2w
GroeningsC loved your post! Your summary makes me want to give this a read! 2w
BRaulerson The first thing that caught my eye was the cover illustration! So cute and I think just the picture alone would be engaging to a student! 2w
leximcmillin This book seems super cute! It also seems like it might be a good book for a RA. Would love to read it! 2w
haleyklein I LOVE this book!! I also love the input and support you shared to go along with this book! 2w
YesseniaN This sounds very cute and I love the idea of reading about friendship to young students ! 2w
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em_lemo
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This book is a Caldecott Award winner (published 2014). The book contained a message that was well thought out. I enjoyed the illustrations and the way in which the book was written very much.
Something that I really appreciated throughout the book, aside from the message and writing style, were the illustrations. I loved the color usage and the simplicity, but also complexity of some pictures.
“And together they did the unimaginable.“

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ds111717

“At first, they weren't sure what to do. Neither of them had made a friend before. But... after a little while they realized they were perfect together.“

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ds111717

This book is so cute and had a lot of room to express emotion and evoke true feelings in a story, reminiscing about having imaginary friends. Very “out-of-the-box“ idea! I would use this book for a younger age group to show that it's normal to have imaginary friends.

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ds111717
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Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend written by Dan Santat. Caldecott Medal. An imaginary friend who is looking for his friend in the real world and how he goes on an adventure to find her.

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Kyle Donahue

Illustration- The of the real world are dull and mute colors while the imagination was full of bright colors.

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Kyle Donahue

This would be perfect for any age group. The book is fun and imaginative.

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Kyle Donahue
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Caldecott Medal Book. This books shows every kids imagination. All the made up creatures and colorful pictures that they believe in. The illustrations were unique because they showed the real world as being dull and grey, and the imagination as colorful.

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Kaylasarka
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“And together they did the unimaginable.”

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Kaylasarka

The illustrations in this story were my favorite part.

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Kaylasarka
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This was a cute story about a imaginary friend who was trying to find his person and he did. This is a great read about friendship and I really think young children would enjoy this read.

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sarabellini
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“And together they did the unimaginable.”

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sarabellini
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I liked this illustration because it shows their first interaction together before becoming friends.

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sarabellini
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I loved how this book was about finding friendship. This is important for children to have fun with friends and explore.

JeanSwan Will read it with my little girl Milla 2mo
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Juliafass

“But thinking about his friend gave him the courage to journey on until he reached the real world.”

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Juliafass

This children‘s book has beautifully done illustrations that bring the book to life and spark your imagination.

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Juliafass
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The Adventures of Beekle was written by Dan Santat in 2014 and won the Caldecott medal. It‘s not surprise to me that this is an award winning book because the illustrations are absolutely captivating. The color and wonder and whimsy leaps off the pages and reminds you of a time when imaginary friends were a part of your life too. A very cute kids book to read in any classroom.