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
Rhett Miller is a singer-songwriter known for fronting the popular rock band Old 97's. Between projects with the Old 97's Miller has released six solo albums, most recently 2015's The Traveler. In addition to his songwriting, Miller has branched out to write fiction and nonfiction. He has authored short stories, essays and articles that have been featured in Rolling Stone, Bookforum, Sports Illustrated, McSweeny's, The Atlantic and Salon. When not on tour Rhett Miller resides in New Paltz, New York with his wife and two children.
Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Are We There Yet?, and After the Fall as well as the illustrator of many other picture books, including Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.