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The Adventures of Beekle

The Unimaginary Friend

Santat, Dan

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Adventures of Beekle
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An imaginary friend waits a long time to be imagined by a child and given a special name, and finally does the unimaginable--he sets out on a quest to find his perfect match in the real world.
Publisher: New York ;, Boston :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0316199982
9780316199988
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,19 cm
Alternate Title: Beekle

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Nov 03, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beekle is an imaginary friend. But he hasn't been imagined yet. So he takes matters into his own hands. He travels in search of his friend who he has yet to meet. He has an idea of what he would look like. He searches everywhere, but can not find him. Finally, she finds him and they are a perfect fit.

I love this book! The illustrations are beautiful, rich, colorful and imaginative. I love how ordinary this book makes the imaginary friend. That even when adults don't have them, many children do. Beekle is an adorable character who does the unimaginable. This book encourages children to use their imaginations and to not be afraid of them. I also love how Beekle helps his new friend to become more social with other kids.

An all around winner!

Oct 09, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The imaginary friends Santat conjures also help to make this book incredibly special. There is a polygon panda, an octopus covered in tribal markings, and Chinese sea dragons. The sheer number and variations of creatures will have readers exploring every wondrous detail.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/adventures_of_beekle_santat

I read this book to a group of 4-5 year old pre-schoolers and they we mesmerized by the illustrations. I have never seen children so entranced by a children's book before! The storyline is fairly straight forward and older children would probably be able to figure it out from the pictures alone. However I found that I needed to add some explanations to the pictures that were missing text for my age group. Because the illustrations are so rich it is worth taking your time to show or look at the pictures carefully as they add a lot to the world the book is trying to imagine.

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