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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend | Dan Santat
142 posts | 97 read | 18 to read
Winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal 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. New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art, creating an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.
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agreco1925

“His mind filled with thoughts of all amazing things that were keeping his friend from imagining him“

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agreco1925

I would use this book in my class because the images are engaging and children would love the humor in it.

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agreco1925
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This Caldecott winner had good illustrations throughout the entire book. The detail in the pictures really helps to extend the text and they also have vibrant colors to draw in the reader's attention.

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taylorscalfaro
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This book was one of my favorite award winners because of the very reason it won an award. This book was a Caldecott Honor Book and is well beyond deserving because the images were incredible and truly brought the text to life.

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taylorscalfaro

I would use this in my future classroom because the idea is beyond what children normally think of, but something that they can relate to as they may have had an imaginary friend. Also, the images are stunning and would definitely keep them engaged.

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taylorscalfaro

“Every night he stood under the stars, hoping for his turn to be picked by a child and given a special name.”

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keetoncarter

This book is great for a rainy day when the kids are wanting an adventure!

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keetoncarter

every night he stood under the stars, hoping for his turn to be picked by a child and given a special name

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keetoncarter
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This caldecott is quite interesting. The illistrator brought together various types of art together to create such a beauty. The pictures along with the great story make for a great classroom read.

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peytonfleming
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Review: The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat, 2014, is a Caldecott Award winner about an imaginary friend and his journey to find a child of his own.
Blurb: This story along with beautiful illustrations tells a very touching story about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.
Quote: “But his turn never came.“

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thejessashmore
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This book, a Caldecott Medal winner, is about an imaginary friend and his adventure looking for his friend in the real world like all the other imaginary friends.

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thejessashmore

I would use this book in my future classroom, because at a young age most students have their own imaginary friends. It is a very creative book and would be liked among a classroom of children.

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thejessashmore

Neither of them had made a friend before. But... after a little while they realized they were perfect together.

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cassandram
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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is a great F book by Dan Santat. This story shares how on a far away island an unimagined friend waits to be imagined by his one true friend. This would be a great IR book to let children‘s imagination run wild. #ucflae3414f19

cassandram A helpful resource for this book is http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/bookmatch-scaffol.... It shares how to implement books for IR times. For the ESOL strategy 17 by providing contextual supports through an audio of the book they have on YouTube. For the UDL strategy I would be using 5.1 to use multiple media‘s for communication with the video. #ucflae3414f19 3mo
TristanPool Sounds super cute! Such a cute concept for an book storyline. Awesome resource and great addition with YouTube‘s audio version! 3mo
KristenScala This book looks like so much fun! I love that it is talking about imaginary friends since most kids have some kind of an imaginary friend:) 3mo
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Tinks Just the cover alone looks as if would be an adorable book to read. The description of the book seems interesting enough for me to want to read. Thank you for sharing. 3mo
GroeningsC loved your post! Your summary makes me want to give this a read! 3mo
BRaulerson The first thing that caught my eye was the cover illustration! So cute and I think just the picture alone would be engaging to a student! 3mo
leximcmillin This book seems super cute! It also seems like it might be a good book for a RA. Would love to read it! 3mo
haleyklein I LOVE this book!! I also love the input and support you shared to go along with this book! 3mo
YesseniaN This sounds very cute and I love the idea of reading about friendship to young students ! 3mo
DrSpalding You had a lot of support from your peers! Once you make a few good posts, others will follow! Excellent choice that could be an independent read but also a read aloud. 1mo
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em_lemo
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This book is a Caldecott Award winner (published 2014). The book contained a message that was well thought out. I enjoyed the illustrations and the way in which the book was written very much.
Something that I really appreciated throughout the book, aside from the message and writing style, were the illustrations. I loved the color usage and the simplicity, but also complexity of some pictures.
“And together they did the unimaginable.“

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hmarkins

“But thinking about his friend gave him the courage to journey on...”

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hmarkins

This is an interesting twist on the imaginary friends children have—it‘s focusing on the imaginary friend instead of the real children.

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hmarkins
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A good book about finding friends

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ds111717

“At first, they weren't sure what to do. Neither of them had made a friend before. But... after a little while they realized they were perfect together.“

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ds111717

This book is so cute and had a lot of room to express emotion and evoke true feelings in a story, reminiscing about having imaginary friends. Very “out-of-the-box“ idea! I would use this book for a younger age group to show that it's normal to have imaginary friends.

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ds111717
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Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend written by Dan Santat. Caldecott Medal. An imaginary friend who is looking for his friend in the real world and how he goes on an adventure to find her.

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Kyle Donahue

Illustration- The of the real world are dull and mute colors while the imagination was full of bright colors.

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Kyle Donahue

This would be perfect for any age group. The book is fun and imaginative.

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Kyle Donahue
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Caldecott Medal Book. This books shows every kids imagination. All the made up creatures and colorful pictures that they believe in. The illustrations were unique because they showed the real world as being dull and grey, and the imagination as colorful.

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Kaylasarka
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“And together they did the unimaginable.”

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Kaylasarka

The illustrations in this story were my favorite part.

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Kaylasarka
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This was a cute story about a imaginary friend who was trying to find his person and he did. This is a great read about friendship and I really think young children would enjoy this read.

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sarabellini
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“And together they did the unimaginable.”

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sarabellini
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I liked this illustration because it shows their first interaction together before becoming friends.

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sarabellini
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I loved how this book was about finding friendship. This is important for children to have fun with friends and explore.

JeanSwan Will read it with my little girl Milla 4mo
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ev844718

Super cute book based on imagination!! Happy ending when Beekle meets a new friend and they begin to do everything together.

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“... after a little while they realized they were perfect together.”