Welcome to the road trip of a lifetime - from the wildly inventive imagination of Caldecott medalist Dan Santat, creator of THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE: THE UNIMAGINARY FRIEND.
We get it. Car rides can be boring. And when things get boring, time slows down. So much so that it might start going BACKWARD - into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs!
You were just trying to go to your grandmother's birthday party. But when time flies, who knows where - or WHEN - you'll end up.
After reading this wildly inventive book - that even turns upside down! - you'll never look at being bored the same way again.
'It's a remarkable feat - a turbocharged adventure that's also a meditation on the relative nature of time.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
It's a remarkable feat - a turbocharged adventure that's also a meditation on the relative nature of time. - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Let the interactive reading begin! ... The gambit to get kids involved in the story works, and Santat's rich illustrations - ranging from double-page spreads to comic-style panels-carry it home. ... the inventive format and engrossing artwork will make kids happy to go along for the ride. - Booklist
This imaginative take on the never-ending car ride is filled with surprises ... the illustrations, rendered in pencil, crayon, watercolor, ink, and Photoshop are filled with excitement and humorous details - SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
a uniquely visual and emotional experience that respects [the younger reader's] understandings and abilities ... distinctive and engaging - ReadPlus on THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE
a versatile and talented illustrator, ranges wide, drawing underwater ocean scenes, grim cityscapes, and appealing alien creatures. - Publishers Weekly on THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE
Dan Santat is one of the hardest working people in the industry today. And while his immense talent was always evident, Beekle takes his artistry to a new level. - Huffington Post on THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE
Santat's bold visual style provides the perfect balance to this very tender tale. - Bookriot on THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE
Aaron Reynolds (Author)
Aaron Reynolds is a New York Times bestselling author and has written many highly acclaimed books for kids, including HERE COMES DESTRUCTOSAURUS!, CARNIVORES, and the Caldecott Honor-winning book CREEPY CARROTS! Aaron lives in Chicago with his wife, two kids, four cats, and anywhere between zero and ten goldfish, depending on the day. Visit Aaron at Aaron-Reynolds.com
Dan Santat (Illustrator)
New York Times bestselling illustrator Dan Santat, a Society of Illustrators' The Original Art Silver Medal winner and the 2015 Caldecott Medal recipient, is the author/illustrator of AFTER THE FALL, ARE WE THERE YET?, THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE: THE UNIMAGINARY FRIEND, SIDEKICKS and the illustrator of CRANKENSTEIN by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets. For more, visit www.dantat.com