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Beegu by Alexis Deacon
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Oct 19, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy

Beegu is a small alien who captured my heart from the start. Beegu, an adorable creature, crash-lands into planet Earth. She feels lost and scared and tries to make the best of the situation, so she attempts to make friends. She is unsuccessful when she attempts to talk to the trees, leaves and rabbits. Beegu finally finds some comfort when she curls up with several puppies in a box until a human tosses her out. Then she encounters young kids on the playground who accept her as a friend; that is until a teacher comes and kicks her off the playground. Poor Beegu! The rest of the story offers good lessons on friendship and parental teaching as Beegu is redeemed in the end.

This simple and delightful picture book will be a story your entire class can relate to. The book is geared for younger elementary students, but it is the illustrations that are extraordinary and make this book an excellent read. The images of Beegu are a great aid to the readers in seeing just how different Beegu is and why he is having such difficulty in our world making friends. It is a great book to use to teach acceptance, being different and friendship. Beegu is outta this world!
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