Pingo and the Playground Bully
by Brandon Mull, illustrated by Brandon Dorman
In first grade, Chad and his imaginary friend, Pingo, meet other kids and their imaginary friends: Gary protects the galaxy with Sparky the robot; Tiffany helps save the day with Awesome Girl; and Dustin can hide Mr. Bob in his pocket.
One recess, after defeating a clan of lava monsters, Chad and his friends decide to have a contest to see which imaginary friend is the smartest or the strongest or the sneakiest. However, when Jeremy, the schoolyard bully, and his imaginary friend, Grunt, decide to prove that they are the best, Pingo saves the day by befriending Jeremy and Grunt and inviting them on an adventure down the Amazon River.
This is a great book to read as a family. My son loved hearing all about the super heros and the playground, but it was also a great starting point as he is in preschool about sharing, including others, and being nice.
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