Throwback Thursday: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend


“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.

I read this book last year before it won The Caldecott. I loved it then and I love it now! Beekle is so adorable and I love the art. The contrast between the real world and Beekle’s world was well decided. It pulls on my heartstrings the way Beekle goes in search of his friend.

Children will definitely appreciate the imaginative drawings and vivid colors. It is a sweet story that I recommend for young preschoolers.


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