Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
I could not help but be captivated by the title and the cover of this children's book. Dan Santat writes and illustrates this Caldecott Medal winning children's book. Adults as well as children will love this book about how an imaginary friend is brought to life.
The story starts out an island where imaginary friends are waiting to be born. While waiting to be imagined by a real child, Beekle travels to the city to find his match. His journey ends with finding his friend and his name. This book teaches young children to use there imaginations. There is no limit to the adventures one can dream up. It is also a wonderful lesson in friendship.