Friday, May 16, 2014

The Adventures of Beekle the Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

Author and illustrator Dan Santat has created a wonderful read-aloud book with The Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend.  I think everyone who reads or hears this story will want to become friends with Beekle.

In an island far away, imaginary friends are born.  It is on this island that they wait for someone to imagine them because then they are able to leave the island for the "real world".  Beekle is excited as he waits his turn to be imagined but his turn never arrives.  It is then that he decides he will find his own friend by going on an adventure himself to find the "real world".  The "real world" isn't what he expected it to be and he doesn't recognize anything or anyone there.  Finally, he meets a young girl named Alice and together they have many grand adventures.

The artwork in this book is beautiful.  It will make you want to be a part of Beekle's world.  We can all relate to wanting a friend just like Beekle and we can cheer with him when he finally makes a friend.

After reading this story, create your own imaginary friend and go on a few adventures of your own.

Happy Daily Reading

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