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BOOK REVIEW: The Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

| 20 December 2015 | 1 Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

Little, Brown and Company
August 2014/January 2016
Hardcover, $24.99/Paperback, $14.99
Reviewed by Steph O’Connell



This is my favourite children’s book of the year.

Of many years.

Of all the years?

Quite possibly.

This is the story of Beekle, an Adiposian little imaginary friend.


Oh, sorry, that’s not him, that’s an ACTUAL adipose…


There‘s Beekle.

So, anyway, he was born on the island where imaginary friends are created, and he waited for a real child to imagine him.

And waited.

And waited.

He imagined all the wonderful things that he and his best friend would get up to, when they eventually found each other, and then…


… he did the unimaginable.

He made his way to a city, a very strange place, indeed.

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The real world was a strange place.
No kids were eating cake.

No one stopped to hear the music.

And everyone needed naptime.


This is a wonderful book about imagination, and friends, and maybe being a little bit different. It’s about taking time to see the joy in the world, and not giving up on your dreams, and the pictures are simply gorgeous.

This is recommended for anyone who loves imagination, or ever feels like they don’t fit in. For anyone who ever got picked last for something, or felt a desire to follow their heart.

This is a great book for grown-ups and kids alike, and is a must have in the home of any Who fan.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to buy an Adipose Pop and name him Beekle.

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