About this Book New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat combine classic storytelling with breathtaking art, creating an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world. This magical story begins on an island far away from 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.
Reviews from Around the World Optimism, positivity, taking action, facing fears, venturing into the unknown. In other words, everything you want in a book for children. Or - everything you want as long as what you also want is charm and gorgeousness and soul. Beekle feels like Dan Santat opening up his grown-up boy heart, his dad heart, his maybe-a-little-bit-misunderstood artist heart (he was supposed to be a doctor after all) and pulling out the pale little blobby wad of resolve and courage that has lit his path. We should all have a Beekle. - Paula, Goodreads