Friday, November 6, 2015

"The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend" by Dan Santat


Can I just say that this is one of the most adorable creature I have ever seen in a children's book!! I absolutely adore this book even though it is extremely short and not much action but nonetheless I have a huge feeling that this will be turn into an animated film which would be phenomenal and get into more details about Beekle and this imaginary world. 

In this imaginary island, these creatures are created into existence so that way when a child comes up with a particular imaginary friend, they are summon and sent to the real world. Who create these particular creatures is a really interesting question but sadly we will never find out unless it becomes a movie. This particular imaginary creature is excited to be picked. This creature imagines all of the endless possibilities of who could be his new friend and what they will do together and day by day as more creatures disappear, he is sadly left alone. So one day he does the unimaginable which is leave this mystical island and head to the real world.

The journey was not easy and when it arrives to New York, the creature is shocked how his imagination differs from reality and heads to the playground hoping he will find a friend. In the end the creature meets a little girl named Alice and she names it Beekle and finally it finds someone who it can love and care about as a friend. Beekle gets to meet Alice's friends and their imaginary friends and they get to spend a splendid time together and then they do the unthinkable which is head to this imaginary place where Beekle is from. 

Clearly I have a feeling this is not the last we will see of Beekle and I believe that if they do the animated film then they will go into details about what the kids and Beekle do when they arrive back to this imaginary place. I love the creative aspects of the book I felt like they put work into this book from everything of the illustrations of the characters to the coloring and the lettering of the book. I really enjoy this and I would definitely recommend it for children especially those who have imaginary friends or love to read about this fictional world.

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