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Bink and Gollie (Junior Library Guild Selection (Candlewick Press))

by Kate DiCamillo

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Bink and Gollie are best friends who are learning different life lesson together through three separate funn stories. The first story is about getting Bink a new pair of socks that Gollie doesn't like, and how they both learn to compromise for the sake of their friendship. The second story is about Gollie needing some time for her own mock adventure, and how in the end she appreciated her time away from Bink, but realizes she would rather share her triumphs with her friend than enjoy them alone. The third story is about Bink getting a fish, and though Gollie is a lilt jealous she saves it after Bink accidentally drops the fish bowl while rollar skating, Bink reassures Gollie that no one can take her place.
  kacieholt | Mar 16, 2015 |
Loved this! I bought a copy for a friend's daughter and thought I'd just read a page to see what it was like, and I ended up reading the entire thing, unable to stop (it's short, so that didn't take long, but still...)

It's wonderful how much personality comes across in so few words -- helped by the marvelous illustrations, of course. I was especially fond of love pancake-cooking, mountain-climbing, dignified Gollie. ( )
  devafagan | Jan 2, 2015 |
Join two friends as they set out and adventure together, as they work through friendships, but what happens when Bink receives a new friend.
  auntiepants88 | Nov 16, 2014 |
Definitely deserving of its awards. Their personalities are unique, but suited for each other, and the illustrations are excellent - I love the humorous little details thrown into many of the pages. ( )
  sriemann | Jul 10, 2014 |
This reminded me a lot of Calvin and Hobbes. The artwork is really similar. This is a great first chapter book. There aren't too many words, but it is still challenging. The relationship that the girls have is relatable to young readers. There is humor as well teachings about how friendship should work. I could see this being a hit with many young kids.
  ediekm1990 | May 27, 2014 |
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Winner of the 2011 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award!

In a brilliant collaboration, best-selling authors Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, along with acclaimed illustrator Tony Fucile, introduce an outrageously funny pair of friends.

Meet Bink and Gollie, two precocious little girls — one tiny, one tall, and both utterly irrepressible. Setting out from their super-deluxe tree house and powered by plenty of peanut butter (for Bink) and pancakes (for Gollie), they share three comical adventures involving painfully bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion. No matter where their roller skates take them, at the end of the day they will always be the very best of friends. Full of quick-witted repartee, this brainchild of Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and award-winning author Alison McGhee is a hilarious ode to exuberance and camaraderie, imagination and adventure, brought to life through the delightfully kinetic images of Tony Fucile.
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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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