Monday, July 21

The Adventures of Beekle

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
Written and illustrated by Dan Santat

My rating: ★★★★★

ISBN: 9780316199988
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
Date of publication: April 8, 2014
Age: 3 - 7 years
Genre: Fantasy

Themes: imagination, journeys, friendship, making a friend

Born on an island far, far away, an Imaginary Friend is born and eagerly awaits the day when a real child would pick him to be a friend. Nearly all the other Friends are selected before he decides to take things into his own hands: he will find his friend himself. He does the Unimaginable and journeys across the sea to the real world. Will his friend be there?

Adorable. With a freakin' capital A. I LOVED this book! First of all: the illustrations. They're fantastical and beautiful; even the end pages are awesome. Beekle is pretty much a white blob, and yet, all of his emotions are illustrated perfectly. Second: the story is just plain cute; it makes me wish I was brave enough as a kid to just strike out and find my own friend (alas, I stayed home with books instead). I think it's a great story about the courage to find a friend. Definitely go read it.

Find it at your library or on Amazon

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