Beachy and Me (Hardcover)

By Bob Staake

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780385373142, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2016



Bob Staake's tale of a whale of a friendship

Something big had come ashore. It seemed to have a tail.
Pixie now was staring at . . . a giant washed-up whale

Pixie Picklespeare lives on a tiny island where there's no one to play with . . . until a friendly whale washes ashore. With Pixie's help (sort of), Beachy is soon back in the water, where the two play marvelous games. However, Beachy knows he must migrate to be with other whales. As he disappears into the deep, Pixie feels that she's lost her dear friend forever. But when he returns months later, Pixie learns that at special times of the year, she and Beachy will be together again.

About the Author

BOB STAAKE is the creator of more than 50 books for children, including My Pet Book; Bluebird; The Red Lemon, a 2006 New York Times Best Illustrated Book; and The Donut Chef, a Children's Choice Book Awards finalist. He's also a prolific and highly acclaimed commercial illustrator whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Time, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. Find out more about Bob at