What happens when your imaginary friend turns into your imaginary enemy?
New York Times bestselling author Brandon Mull and No.1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Brandon Dorman team up in this new children’s picture book that explores the meaning of friendship and imagination.
Like many kids his age, Chad has an imaginary friend. His friend was Pingo. The two would fight ninjas, brew magical potions, and float in zero gravity. Each day was a fun-filled adventure, until Chad decided he was too old to have an imaginary friend.
But Pingo wasn’t ready to leave Chad alone, and started tormenting him and causing all kinds of mischief. Can this once inseparable duo ever be friends again?
Paired with charming illustrations, Pingo is a delightful read-out-loud picture book for children ages 3 and up.
“Pingo teaches children that imagination has no limits and no age. Brandon Mull and Brandon Dorman have created a lovable, mischievous, and memorable character. Move over, Tigger, make some room, Hobbes — Pingo is coming and bursting with imagination!” — Chris Schoebinger, Product Director, Shadow Mountain
I had to buy this book because of Brandon Mull's other books. It's just not worth it.
Brandon Dorman shines in this wonderfully illustrated book by the author of Fablehaven. The story is also a priceless tale and one that I think every little child shares. Recommended for young children ages 2-10, this book is sure to become a classic in the home. It is full of imagination and charm.
We are big fans of the Fablehaven series and Candy Shop Wars. This seems to be a new venture for the author - it is not a novel, but a lovely picture book, with a simple yet meaningful storyline, and very colorful, eye-catching illustrations.
My children loved the pictures, and finding some of the author's other books hidden in the scenes. I'm with the other reviewer - I think this is this year's Christmas gift!
We were extremely disappointed in this book. The illustrations are very well done, but the story is weak! A surprise considering how much we enjoyed other works by Brandon Mull!
My children and I love the story of Pingo! The artwork is all it should be for such a tale!
I love the illustrations in this book! They are so fun to look at and they picture the story just like you'd imagine it, except way better. My kids love to have me read this book to them. They love the maple syrup part!
Every now and again there is a magical book that is fun for adults as well as children! This book is it.
It has a simliar charm that "A Bad Case of Stripes" has. The writing and illustration is hand in hand every page (Props to Dorman who's illustrations create a slight chuckle).
Pingo is one that children will enjoy reading, as well as being read to. I am thinking this is the Christmas gift for this year!
I love this book. Having had an imaginary friend as a child myself, I found this so fun to read. Maybe I need to get back in contact with my "old friend".
The illustrations are fantastic and this would be fun to read with small children - they will love it as much as you do.