Imaginary Fred – Book Review

I remember my children having an imaginary friend. Ethan had a cowboy called Palmer who had a horse called Kudashai!! Wonder where he got that from!

We were sent the book Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer and we loved it.

Book cover

What they say –

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.

The perfect chemistry between Eoin Colfer’s text and Oliver Jeffers’ artwork make for a dazzlingly original colour gift book.

What we say –

Most children have an imaginary friend and I felt this book was perfect for this because this book reads from the point of view of the imaginary friend. Fred is sometimes fed up of waiting to be summond as an imaginary friend and then be cast away when the children has outgrown him or passed on to new pursuits.

It is a lovely poignant tale and one feels sorry for Fred as he tries to hard to please.

The illustrations are reflective of the book with most images in black and while Fred is in blue.

It’s the perfect bedtime story and though a little long I’m sure that the children will not be happy until you’ve read the entire story.

If you would like to purchase this book, you can do so at Amazon

Here are 10 reasons why everyone needs an imaginary friend –



Disclaimer: I was sent the  above book to review. All ideas and opinions are my own.


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