Winning the Randolph Caldecott Medal is a particular honor for an illustrator, and a personal fantasy of mine. THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE: The Unimaginary Friend, illustrated by Dan Santat, is the 2015 Caldecott Medal winner. The book was written by Dan Santat and published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. I heard Dan speak at the SCBWI 2012 Winter Conference in NYC. He is charming and entertaining, and very, very talented.
So I thought I’d share with you an interview with author and illustrator Dan Santat, the 2015 winner of the Caldecott, on KPCC, public radio of Southern California in which he discusses his inspiration for the book, and the origin of the word “Beekle.”