Brandon Mull is big in middle grade fiction, but he has not made a clear path in picture book, and I can understand why Pingo is an imaginary friend, and lots of 2nd graders have them The kids and their friends want to figure out which is the best but Pingo keeps insisting that no one is the best and each is good at different things I like the story and the illustrations but find it a tad long. Pingo is back and this time, he must confront the bully and his mean imaginary friend It is a good story to show children one healthy way to confront bullies The illustrations and coloring are so vivid and fun I like the first Pingo better maybe because that is when we are first introduced to Pingo and get to know his sly side It is still good to see his imaginative, kind side and I recommend this one I am hoping Brandon Brandon will continue making. Cute story about imagination, inclusion, kindness, and how even though everyone is different, each have good qualitites. I really like the simple, but important message here so much of how we perceive things lies in how we react to them This is one I ll read to my classes. 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.The publisher has kindly sent me a copy to give away to one of my readers USA only There are a lot of books being published about bullying and the effects of it What I loved about this one is the imagination involved and the extra twist involving thinking one is better than someone else and how that can lead to a different kind of bullying, even among friends Chad and his imaginary friend, Pingo, spend recess playing with their friends, Gary, Tiffany, and Dustin along with their imaginary friends They avoid Jeremy though and his imaginary friend, Grunt, because he bullies them One day though they get into a contest about which imaginary friend is better I loved that Pingo points out that this is silly because each of them has things that they do especially well I especially liked the fact that when Jeremy and Grunt step up to bully the kids and their friends, instead of fighting back or getting defensive, Pingo steps up and invites Jeremy and Grunt to play with them In addition to liking the story line, I loved Brandon Dorman s illustrations, they are so bright and colorful and imaginative, they create a lot of things to talk about when sharing the book. Enter to win a copy at and his imaginary friend Pingo are now in the second grade and things are heating up on the playground It s a battle of the fittest, smartest and toughest imaginary friend a competition to prove who is best And poor Pingo keeps coming in second He s not a fan of competition which only proves who is best at certain things Plus the kids and their imaginaries have a problem on their hands with the bully Grunt and his keeper Jeremy.Pingo steps in to save the day in his own unique way I loved this book with its message on friendship and bullying It is perfect for young children to learn how to act before they hit the second grade It would be a wonderful read aloud in pre school first grade The illustrations are incredible I loved book one and I m a fan of book two Once again five stars to Pingo. In a world where bullying never seems to end, books like Pingo and the Playground Bully can make a difference The simple message it suggests shows all who read it a solution to the ever present not so imaginary monster lurking in the shadows of our society.The art, done by Brandon Dorman, is colorful, imaginative, and enticing The coupling of the great message with uniquely expressive artwork makes for a delightful masterpiece of a children s book Pingo and the Playground Bully is a picture book, and, yes, it is directed at primary school aged children, but I suggest it would make a difference at any age in any educational environment.I recommend it to readers of all ages Disclosure I was given one copy in exchange for this review, as well as one copy to give away to you Amazing Ebook, Pingo And The Playground Bully Author Brandon Mull This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Pingo And The Playground Bully , Essay By Brandon Mull Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You Pingo and the Playground Bully is a positive example of how imagination can be used to teach children about bullying and how to avoid it altogether Chad and his imaginary friend Pingo as well as his other friends and their imaginary buddies are playing at recess when Bully Jeremy and his imaginary bully friend try to prove that they are better than the others Chad uses his imagination and he and Pingo invite Jeremy and Grunt to play with them and take an adventure down the imaginary river and the bullying situation disappears The vivid illustrations and the imaginary twist will engage students and introduce them to the concept that sometimes bullying can be avoided if everyone is included.
Brandon Mull resides in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and three children He spent two years living in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile where he learned Spanish and juggling He once won a pudding eating contest in the park behind his grandma s house, earning a gold medal Brandon is the author of the New York Times bestselling Fablehaven series and The Candy S
- 32 pages
- Pingo and the Playground Bully
- Brandon Mull
- 09 September 2017 Brandon Mull