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Bink and Gollie (Junior Library Guild…

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

by Kate DiCamillo

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This book is about best friends who don't always agree upon things. I think this is a great book because it teaches a child that they may have different interpretations with someone, but you always know that that person is always there for you no matter what things you disagree upon. ( )
  mclaire123 | Oct 21, 2015 |
32 months - very colorful and the characters are full of personality. Two very different little girls who make their friendship work and have fun together. Cute read. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Amazing black and white illustrations, only the girls are in color.
Great vocabulary to increase vocab.
Great for older kids that are low readers.

Bink & Gollie are sisters who have all the typical sister problems. Neither wants to compromise and they both want to be in charge! Bink does things to drive her old sister crazy, like wear bright colored socks, take her pet fish everywhere with her and more. Gollie handles all things as well as all big sisters do! ( )
  StephanieFeist | Jul 11, 2015 |
This reminded me of nothing so much as [b:The Frog and Toad Treasury: Frog and Toad are friends / Frog and Toad together / Frog and Toad all year.|94807|The Frog and Toad Treasury Frog and Toad are friends / Frog and Toad together / Frog and Toad all year.|Arnold Lobel|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1171294224s/94807.jpg|91397]. I'm glad a new generation has their own simple but rich friendship story. In my library it was displayed with children's chapter books. I hope to see more of these girls' adventures. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
Summary: Bink and Gollie is about two best friends who have to make compromises with each other to find the perfect balance to allow both of them to be able to do what they want, together. The book contains three short stories. The first story is about Bink buying a pair of very bright and crazy socks, which Gollie does not like. She tries to bribe her to get rid of them with pancakes, but Bink refuses. In the end, they compromise: Bink gives up one sock and Gollie gives Bink half of her stack of pancakes. The second is about Gollie pretending to travel, and the third is about Bink buying a goldfish that Gollie is jealous of.

Personal Reaction: I thought that this book was very cute. It is a good example for children to read of how to compromise with each other so that both friends can enjoy what they are doing equally. I would definitely read more stories involving these two, and when I have my own children I will probably have them read it as well.

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1. Have the children wear a crazy pair of socks to school, and talk about where they got them, and what they like about them.
2. Have children talk about their pet, be it a goldfish, dog, cat, etc., and how it is a good companion for them.
  yelhsajoh | Mar 25, 2015 |
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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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