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Ages 2 and up
Dan Santat's Caldecott Medal-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is a humorous and thoughtful celebration of friends.
This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and--at long last--is given his special name: Beekle. The #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat--creator of After the Fall and Are We There Yet? --combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art in an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.
Caldecott Medal Winner
New York Times Bestseller
PBS Parents Best Picture Book of the Year
My class of four-year-olds LOVED this book and asked me to read it to them several times throughout the week. A wonderful story about making friends, putting yourself out there and the bravery it takes to be vulnerable. It encourages kindness and bravery and led to a GREAT class discussion about how being different is ok and that we all need friends. It is a must for kids starting school or who have recently moved and are worried about being different or fitting in. -Stephanie, Pre-K Teacher and mother of two, Virginia Beach, VA