“The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend” by Dan Santat
Today we’re inspired by Dan Santat’s charming picture book, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. It’s the tale of an imaginary friend who’s just waiting and hoping to finally be imagined by a real child. When he grows impatient of waiting, he takes it upon himself to venture out into the real world and find his own child himself.
The colors in this book were captivating to us. We especially loved how they transition from the vivid, colorful images on the island where imaginary friends are created, to the grey, sophisticated color scheme of the real world, where adults can’t help but nap on the subway on the commute home from work.
Beekle himself was our guide for these outfits–his simple all-white body accentuated with just a pop of gold is the perfect blank slate to invite imagination and creation. Our girl’s outfit uses a classic lace shift dress from Target (perfect if you need a quick dressed-up outfit). We went a little more modern for our boy’s outfit, bringing out the gold in a pair of too-cool aviators which pop just right against a casual yellow shirt, white skinny jeans, and sneakers.
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