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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend | Dan Santat
128 posts | 89 read | 18 to read
Winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal This 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 Times 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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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 1mo
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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.