“And together they did the unimaginable.”
The illustrations in this story were my favorite part.
This book allows kids to be imaginative and also shows them that it may be hard, but they should always follow their dreams. It can also show kids that it may be hard to make new friends, but they will always find someone they connect with.
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.
The Adventures of Berkeley by Dan Santat was written in 2014 and is a Caldecott Honor book. This story takes us along the adventures of an imaginary friend and how they fiend their friends. It was a fun journey to follow and was a heart warming tale since Beekle found his friend. I think since a lot of children have imaginary friends this would be a very relatable topic for children and it could get their wheels turning about imaginary friends.
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is a MF picture book written and illustrated by Dan Santat. This book won the Caldecott Medal. Beekle is a story about an imaginary friend that journeys into the world to find his perfect match and get his name! This is a light hearted picture book that would used in my classroom as a RA.
This 2015 Caldecott award winning MF is a friendly story about an imaginary friend in his imaginary world waiting for his human friend to imagine him. After a long wait, he decides to go into the real world to look for her. Such a wonderful book with amazing illustrations about patience and making friends! This would be a great RA as it would allow for these creative illustrations to be showcased in front of the whole class!
I want to start off by saying I really wanted to get the plush to go with the book but I couldn‘t find it anywhere 😭. But nevertheless this MF read is a book that would now be my favorite bedtime story. It is also a Caldecott Award winner. It‘s about this unimaginary friend (Beekle) and his quest to become a child‘s imaginary friend. I loved all the colors and images this book had. I think it could definelty be a great RA or maybe even a DR.
The Adventures of Beekle is a book written and illustrated by Dan Santat. This is a colorful, MF book that comes alive with detailed illustrations and imagination. It‘s about an unimaginary friend who is desperate to be a child‘s imaginary friend. He goes on a journey to meet the perfect friend. This book would be a great storytelling opportunity because you can create all of the characters and fun settings that Beekle encounters.
This is “The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, written and illustrated by Dan Santat. This Caldecott Medal winning MF picture book is about an imaginary creature who goes on the search for his friend. This story has stunning visuals and has a great lesson for children about courage and friendship.
Teaching Strategies: RA, LC
UDL: 3.2- Discuss relationships like the friendship between Beekle and his friend.
The sweetest MF book written by Dan Santat warms my heart as I read it! The illustrations, which one the Caldecott Award, are absolutely stunning! Belle is an imaginary friend that is waiting to be picked by a child. But as Belle waited and waited, he became impatient. Belle goes out into the real world and searches for his friend to call him an imaginary friend! This book would be great as a RA book focusing on imagination and courage as a theme
The adventures of Beekle: The unimaginary friend written and illustrated by Dan Santat. This MF book is a Caldecott award winner and an amazing read for young children. He‘s a magical creature on the search for a real friend. Teaching strategy: RA with all students. EL: Encourage self-talk (positive thinking). UDL: Highlight patterns, critical thinking, big ideas and relationships. Link to read aloud: https://youtu.be/aIM51_iCbjI #UCFLAE3414SU19
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F/ Caldecott medal winner/ GR IR
I love Santat's illustrations & kids will love the whimsical story of a friend not yet "imagined"
Students could draw versions of their own unimaginary friends, connecting reading with art
Horn book interview & the story's inspiration:
ELL broken down translations for words like 'unimaginary'