Imaginary Fred – Book Review

We have all had that imaginary friend, the one that is compliant and does exactly what you want but truly is a good friend!  H has a friend called Bink Bonk (don’t ask!), we very often have to push Bink Bonk in the swing next to H and include him in various games, I don’t recall H talking to Bink Bonk when we are not about but he certainly makes us become involved in making sure his friend is taking part!


Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers is a wonderful book of escapism that takes you to the world of that imaginary friend from their viewpoint.

It opens with the words sometimes with a little electricity or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one, an imaginary friend like Fred…..Fred floated like a feather in the wind until a lonely little boy wished for him and found a friendship like no other.

This beautifully written story continues along the lines of how friendships for Fred have come and gone when the child has found a true friend but this time his friend stays and not only that there is a little twist at the end to truly make that happy ending, I don’t want to say too much and give the ending away!

H loved this book, it opened the discussion up about friends in general and how to treat people, he liked the artwork and I liked the overall good fuzzy feeling this book gave, it really is worth a read.

Book cover

For more great information including activity sheets or to win a print of a story about your own imaginary friend or to buy your copy of Imaginary Fred click here

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of Imaginary Fred for review but all words and opinions are my own


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