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Bink & Gollie (edition 2010)

by Alison McGhee Kate DiCamillo

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Title:Bink & Gollie
Authors:Alison McGhee Kate DiCamillo
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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Critiques: This early chapter book is realistic fiction because it presents three stories of adventurous activities of two best friends. The characters are realistic with qualities resembling a strong friendship and primary age perspective of real-life situations. The setting resembles that of a typical neighborhood with a park, clothing store, and pond. All aspects of the book are relatable and plausible to a reader.
The plot of the three mini adventures presented in this book resemble a person against person plot as the two main characters, Gollie and Bink face various situations with different perspectives of the world. The opening of the book does not introduce the characters using the text, but makes the reader analyze the illustrations for understanding of the two different personalities of Gollie and Bink. Furthermore, the order of the adventures are random and do not flow into each other, but are very separate encounters of adventure. There is resolution at the end of the book with a closure to the last adventure on the pond, and this is also a good example of the person against person plot with Gollie proving to Bink that she has saved a fish's life.

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  cdolan10 | Apr 16, 2013 |
Genre: Realistic Fiction- This is a great book about two friends who do everything together from eating breakfast, roller skating, shopping, and imaginary adventures up the Andes Mountains. These two young girls share a friendship that is similar to what a lot of young children experience when they are young. This book also teaches us a lesson about what it means to be a good friend. They show us it takes compromise, understanding, and loyalty.
Characterization: Gollie is, in a way, the foil character compared to Bink. Granted both are main characters but we find that the two have opposite personalities that play off of each other. Gollie is older and wiser and Bink is younger and carefree. The two teach each other things that they wouldn't have been able to learn without the other. A great example of the foil is towards the end of the book Bink, in her young nature, carelessly makes a new best friend out of a fish, to her it isn't a big deal but Gollie is hurt. The two learn from this and find that they see things differently but are still friends.
  aharesnape | Mar 13, 2013 |
The book shares three different short stories about the friendship of Bink & Gollie. The stories go through adventure, jealousy, loss of friends, and compromising in situation. The vocabulary is well chosen for students in elementary. The illustrations are very appealing and go with the story being told. ( )
  vicmelen | Nov 25, 2012 |
I recommend this book as an easy reader for students who are transitioning to chapter books for 2-4th grade. This may be more suitable for girls because it is a book about two best girl friends and their quirky adventures. Tony Fucile's illustrations are interesting because he combines traditional illustrations with those of a graphic novel. Although the book appears big the chapters are short in writing content. The chapters are clearly marked with the title and illustration. The girls go on adventures which are semi-realistic and quirky enough to be enjoyed by its young readers. This book uses some interesting vocabulary and can be used to teach the vocabulary. The book repeats ideas and vocabulary that students can pick up on and question why the author chose to use it. ( )
  leighfer23 | Nov 6, 2012 |
This easy reader book is about two friends who go out and share simple thinks like rollerskating.
I like that the book shows the young readers that is good to compromise and the nice things of having healthy friendships.
It is simple enough that allows the students to built their readying skills. ( )
  cmesa1 | Apr 24, 2012 |
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Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.

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