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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

by Dan Santat

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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.
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This book is about a imaginary friend named Beekle, who is no longer imaginary. Beekle is waiting to be played with like all his friends, but that never happens. Beekle travels into the real world hoping to find his person. This didn't work out, but instead he crossed paths with a young girl who hasn't had a friend herself. The life of Beekle becomes much happier again.

I recommend this cute fictional book for K-3 graders. Dan Santat, the author and illustrator, made this storyline and pictures so fun and possibly relatable for kids. It shows that if someone is feeling felt out, it is perfectly okay to go out in the real world and try new things! be different, adventure, and make new friends! Find someone you can connect with and not be scared! It's a great book for telling kids to be brave.
  aubreysmithh222 | Feb 1, 2024 |
A simple book about imaginary friends. This book really seems to have empowered Mx to talk about his imagination; he talks more about all sorts or stuff in his imagination and for the first time has started talking about imaginary friends..
  Mx2018 | Nov 4, 2023 |
Winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal, author Dan Santat introduces the imaginary friend and main character, Beekle. Beekle goes on a journey looking for the child that will call him into being. He uses courage to leave his island home to find the friend he fears is too busy for him. Beekle searches the strange and sometimes scary world in this beautiful story of friendship and courage. Readers watch as shy, artistic Alice opens up after drawing her imaginary friend, Beekle. Readers will be moved by colorful illustrations and emotion from the childhood relationship of the characters. ( )
  KristiLM | Jul 27, 2023 |
This delightful book tells the tale of Beekle, an unimaginary friend (not quite sure what type of being he is) waiting to be selected as an imaginary friend by a child. It take us to the island far away where imaginary friends are born. Beekle gets impatient and tries to hurry along being chosen. The pictures are just amazing, they cover the whole page and really add to telling the story, especially the setting. It is a delightful imaginative story that anyone who has had an imaginary friend or a family member who has had one, will enjoy. ( )
  LisaSmithMorse | Jul 19, 2023 |
A great children's book with amazing illustrations! This is an appropriate read aloud for grades K-3. Beekle is waiting to be thought up so he can be an imaginary friend, when no one chooses him, he decides to go on an adventure to Earth. He has many adventures but still doesn't find his friend. Feeling lonely, he sits in a tree looking out. A girl (with no friends) approaches him and they become friends. I love the message about finding someone you connect with and also not being scared- Beekle went and had his own adventures when looking for a friend. ( )
  TaylorRussell98 | Jul 17, 2023 |
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Dan Santatprimary authorall editionscalculated
Caplan, DavidDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hoxie, RichmondNarrator.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hsu, ConnieEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tardón Sanchez, VirtudesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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He was born on an island far far away where imaginary friends were created.
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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.

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This is a tale of an imaginary friend who is searching for a child to befriend and share adventures with.
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