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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

About the Authors

Brandon Mull

Brandon Mull has worked as a comedian, a filing clerk, a patio installer, a movie promoter, a copywriter, and briefly as a chicken stacker. For a couple of years, he lived in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile, where he learned Spanish and juggling. He currently lives in Utah in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his four children and dog named Buffy. Brandon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Fablehaven, Beyonders, and Five Kingdoms series. Visit Brandon at BrandonMull.com.

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Brandon Dorman

BRANDON DORMAN is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Wizard. He graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a BFA in Fine Art and Illustration. He and his wife, Emily, have three children and live in Washington, where he enjoys working as a freelance illustrator. He is best known for his book cover artwork on popular series like Goosebumps, Fablehaven, and The Land of Stories. With over 22 picture books under his belt, he is an accomplished visual storyteller. Hoolie and the Hooligan; The Alien who Ate My Socks, is Brandon's first middle-grade chapter book, for which he is both author and illustrator.

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Average rating:

(based upon 8 reviews)

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I had to buy this book because of Brandon Mull's other books. It's just not worth it.

Great illustrations
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

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.

Lovely illustrations, sweet story
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

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!

Wonderful illustrations but not much of a story!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

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!

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

My children and I love the story of Pingo! The artwork is all it should be for such a tale!

Great Illustrations
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

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!

Bingo for Pingo
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

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!

Simply Fun
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

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.

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