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40min jilsun
Normal Julia originally from Berlin

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52min shlingaling_
Slumber Ash
picturethisbook There's something instantly comforting, likeable and, dare I say, cute about a white, puffy protagonist — see: Big Hero 6's Baymax; even the somewhat freaky Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters looks cuddly when merchandised as a soft toy, which my sister used to have — and few will be able to resist the little marshmallowy guy on the cover, the eponymous Beekle. Like A. F. Harrold's The Imaginary, which I also loved, The Adventures of Beekle gives a twist to the usual kid-centric tale by not only immediately legitimising imaginary friends as real standalone characters with their own thoughts and feelings, rather than mere figments and extensions of children's imaginations, but also making one of them the story's key protagonist. Yet, by definition, an imaginary friend only has a place when he/she/it has been imagined by a child. And so, this is basically a story of how one imaginary friend — Beekle — got tired of waiting to be imagined, and embarked on a journey to find the child in question. The real world, of course, can be a strange and lonely place, especially when you are still looking for a friend, much less THE friend, and Dan Santat's beautiful Caldecott Medal-winning illustrations bring out Beekle's smallness and invisibility, particularly among the grownups to whom he is literally invisible. But then again, unless you've had the experience of being lost, you'll never know the sweetness and relief of being found. And, as this ode to friendship shows, real or imagined, friends anchor us and help to make the world a little less strange. p.s. I love that the author wrote this story for his son, Alek, as a metaphor of his birth, since it does mirror the experience of meeting the child you've thought and imagined about for nine months, for the very first time. #theadventuresofbeekle #dansantat #beekle #caldecottmedal @dsantat #littlebrownandco #littlebrown @littlebrownbooks @littlebrown #ptbooksonfriends #ptbooksonimaginaryfriends #ptbooksonimagination #ptbooksonadventure #ptbooksonlostandfound #ptbooksfor4yo #ptbooksminireview #childrensbooks #picturebooks #kidlit #kidlitart #bedtimestory #readtome #picturebookart #kidsbookstagram #picturethisbook 55min
  •   mandajoyful Big fan of Dan Santat's imagery! I didn't know the backstory to Beekle and love it even more knowing that! So many frame-able pages 2min

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simandnim Best big brother award of the day goes to Jude! Bedtime story read to his pesty sisters and cuddles too! #Jude #bigbrother #cuddles #bedtimestory #ivy #iris 2h

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dumisilem Imagine being told you have 3 months to live...#CurrentRead#BedtimeStory#InterestingBook#ABitSad 2h

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bewwitch 💭 Good night my world with this present from super boss ... This is a good sleeping pill ... I ️ it . Haha #VSCOcam #bedtimestory #sweetdream #howto 2h
  •   omactoy อ่านให้จบ มีสอบ! 2h

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ro520ach Hanging with the little one #bedtimestory#moviemarathon 3h

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mummyandmonkeys Aww came downstairs to Kyle reading a story to Finlay! #siblings #bigbrother #littlebrother #love #bedtime #bedtimestory 3h

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shinashakila "Wanita yang bijaksana mampu mengubah sahara yang gersang menjadi taman yang segar menghijau" #beAhappiestwoman #bedtimestory #newhobby #goodnight 4h

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kaiser8212 Bästa stunden på dagen. Kvällssagan för Artur :) #bedtimestory 4h
  •   chessel85 Petter och hans fyra getter.. Klockren men akta dig för LUDENBEN 3h
  •   kaiser8212 @chessel85 haha precis, fantastisk berättelse som beundras av många ser jag :) 3h
  •   christin_klarstrom Fjärde geten hette vit, den var känd för sin aptit 58min
  •   vilan182 Den är såååå bra! 8min

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Normal Yesh Anne Burce
unyeshual Ipinaubaya sa alon ang batid,
Sa Bawat kumpas ng hangin
Ramdam ang hapdi.. Hindi pa ito ang huli,
Hanggang sa muli.
#bedtimestory
4h

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  •   tiger588400 ㅋㅋ 어떻게든 영어좀 가르쳐볼라고 돌지나서 부터 영어책에 테이프에... 추억 돋네요 5h

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milkrash The boy finishing his last pages of a comic book next to her sister's empty bed. The girl is sick and is now resting next to an equally sick mum in the master bedroom. Here i am.....instagramming instead of readi him a bedtime story. Wahaha.....#parentingfail #goodnight #bedtimestory #aboutaboy 6h

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