I write and draw books for children. I also created Disney's animated show, The Replacements.



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Wrought from the depths of our creativity, imaginary friends have been steadfast companions through amazing journeys and have helped to overcome unbelievable hardships. Despite being figments of our imaginations, these fantastical comrades cultivate immense growth and represent very real bonds. Inspired by these unreal friendships, award-winning children’s book illustrator Dan Santat’s The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend weaves a tale about companionship, courage, and finding one’s place in the world.  Beginning on an island far away where imaginary friends are born, one patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when Beekle is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match.In conjunction with the release of Dan Santat’s book, Nucleus cele…

A sneak peek for Saturday’s show @gallerynucleus

The new tradition of having my boys pose with a book I’ve written @Vromans #buyindependent #BEEKLE

#BEEKLE. In stores April 8th. Buy Independent.

Here’s a wonderful review of my new book, Beekle, in the Sunday edition of this week’s New York Times. In stores this Tuesday

Last day of the book tour. Three school visits and sold out of all copies of #Beekle at the first school. I’d say it was a successful trip. Now heading home to my family!

Signing books in the gym after a presentation while PE was in session due to a rainy day. #DoYouKnowWhoIAm?!?!? #CantWorkUnderTheseConditions!!!

Thanks to the fine folks at Books Inc in Laurel Village for the handmade #Beekle. Last day of the tour and looking forward to seeing my family… And demolished kitchen…..

No big thing. Just hanging out with Caldecott Medalist, Jerry Pinkney in the Little, Brown office #legend

In one week #Beekle

My in-flight entertainment #Beekle

The kids wanted to come on my trip and so continues our tradition of touring along with mini toys #zombie

My new T-Square and a note to my kids who broke the last one

Mini book tour next week. Free stickers. #BEEKLE

A picture of me and my agent, Jodi Reamer

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