“You have to be the bravest person in the world to go out every day, being yourself when no one likes who you are.”
This book gave me so many Totoro feels whenever Crenshaw was around. But it also could have used more Crenshaw. The amount of time we are given to get to know and understand Crenshaw was very small, but the overall story was great, you follow a young boy who‘s family is losing everything again. The boy is trying to deal with it but has a hard time expressing himself. It‘s a bittersweet story and written so well. I adore Applegate‘s storytelling.
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'
"Imaginary friends a like books. We're created, we're enjoyed, we're dogeared and creased, and then we're tucked away until we're needed again."
An enjoyable read about family struggles, and homelessness.
#MiddleGradeMay @SaturnDoo @megnews
Anyone else seen this show? Absofreakinlutely insane show about a gritty ex-cop and a blue cartoon unicorn named Happy. And now I want to get my hands on the source material.
#StarTrekSummerMay | 20: #ImaginaryFriend
Maybe I'm weird, but I never had any imaginary friends. I was fine keeping myself entertained, but I never felt the need to create imaginary playmates to join in.
I found the episode, Imaginary Friend, to be kind of lackluster, too neatly tied up with a talk from Picard to Isabella. Not much of a menace.
#StarTrekSummerMay #ImaginaryFriend @Megabooks
I really enjoyed this book when it was first released, and now I‘m glad to have the audiobook. The MC has to give up her #ImaginaryFriend when she goes to school.
Fortunately, my parents didn‘t make me give up my imaginary trips with the Enterprise crew, but they stopped when I was about eight. 😂😂