Pingo and the Playground Bully
by Brandon Mull
Winner of the 2012 Gold Medal Mom's Choice Award!
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 delightful, full-color picture book about the power of kindness and the importance of including others.
- SKU: 5082090
By Emilee, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This story was educational and delightful. Have you ever felt left out? I'm sure everyone has a story to share. I definitely do so I enjoyed this story about the power of kindness and the importance of always including others. It is super important to teach our children about showing kindness to others especially in this day of age. The illustrations by Brandon Dorman were marvelous. His illustrations were colorful and delightful. I felt like I was on the playground with my imaginary buddy. Brandon Mull wrote this fun story and it doesn't surprise me that he is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Fablehaven series as well as the Beyonders series. Pingo definitely saves the day in this extraordinary story. Loved!!!
By Diane, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Our younger children and grandchildren are facing new conflicts everyday. Pingo is a fictionalized story that has been replayed time and time again in the real world.
Imaginary friends are just part of make believe, but competition to find out who is the “best” in certain areas happens all the time. Pingo combines the two into an enjoyable story with an honest look at feelings, friendship and fun.
By Sheila, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I was so excited to review this new picture book from author Brandon Mull. This is his second book in this children's picture book series. I also was happy to have another book about being friends and not bullying. I teach second grade and this book is about second graders. The illustrations are so bright and colorful, done by Brandon Dorman. The story is so engaging as it starts by talking about the children and their imaginary friends playing on the playground. They are having fun until the playground bully threatens their fun. Then the story turns into a great lesson about kindness and how to include all children in their game. This is such a great message. Every day I hear about how someone was left out of a game and feelings were hurt. This is a story that will be read often in my classroom.