Who has the best imaginary friend? Is it Gary, who protects the galaxy with Sparky the robot? Or Tiffany, who helps save the day with Awesome Girl? Or Dustin, who can hide Mr. Bob in his pocket? During recess, Chad and Pingo are invited to participate in the contest to see which imaginary friend is the smartest or the strongest or the sneakiest. But when Jeremy, the schoolyard bully, and his imaginary friend, Grunt, barge into the contest, demanding to be included, no one expects what happens next—or how Pingo saves the day.
Pingo and the Playground Bully is a new book from the author of the Fablehaven series and The Candy Shop Wars! Brandon Mull brings us a cute story about Chad and and his imaginary friend Pingo. While playing at school Chad and his friends and their respective imaginary friends hold a contest to see whose imaginary friend is the best of all. When Pingo consistently comes in second both Chad and Pingo are disappointed until the Playground Bully, Jeremy, with his mean imaginary friend, Grunt, corner the group! Pingo saves the day using his amazing imagination showing everyone that "We're all good at different things. And that is what makes friendship fun!"
A fun story with wonderful artwork by Brandon Dorman! My girls have enjoyed this book and have had a great time inventing their very own imaginary friends!
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Disclaimer: I received Pingo free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
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