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Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo
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I absolutely loved Bink and Gollie. The author used dialogue to show the quircky personalities of the characters. For example, in the beginning of the book, Bink says, "Greetings Gollie!" Her blunt and over-dramatic manner of speaking help the reader get a better sense of her personality. I loved how the author juxtaposed Bink's little sister personality (always asking questions) with Gollie's big sister personality (imaginative, assertive, yet extremely sensitive). By the end of the book, I felt like I knew Bink and Gollie personally. They really leap off the page.

I also liked the structure of the book. Although the book was divided into chapters, the author chose to tell three semi-related short stories. The book was tied together through the recurring theme of the bonds of sisterhood and friendship. ( )
  ElanaRubinstein | Apr 30, 2016 |
This was a really fun early chapter book, that had really great illustrations to go with it. It is about the story of Bink and Gollie who are best friends. They are total opposites of each other, who only agree that they must wear their roller skates. Everything else, like what socks to wear, the buying of a gold fish, and going to the andes mountains, they completely disagree on. They work on making compromises with each other, and have lots of adventures in their tree house. I thought this was a really cute story of best friends.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Uses: To talk about best friends and compromises, and as a great early childhood story. ( )
  epatt14 | Apr 15, 2016 |
Summary: Easy reader about two best friends Bink and Gollie. They like adventuring on roller skates, big words, and they don't always agree.

Reflection: Best friends don't always have to agree on everything to be friends. Fun book for beginning readers. Children will enjoy the pictures and stories of Bink and Gollie. ( )
  AlinaA | Mar 9, 2016 |
Summary: Bink and Gollie were good friends, but sometimes they would have little quarrel. This time Bink wanted to buy a pair of bright rainbow socks which Gollie thought the brightness pained her eyes. And Gollie did not willing to make pancakes for Bink because her socks. Bink and Gollie finally made a compromise -- Gollie made half pancakes and Bink worn half sock.
Genre: contemporary realistic fiction
1. the story could happen in our real life.
2. Bink and Gollie just like the kids lived in our neighbor. That's the life of an American child.
Use: 1. In this book, two friends learned to solve quarrel with compromise. Teacher can use this book to teach students how to deal with quarrel and how to respect others while conflict happen.
2. In the third part of this book, Bink got a golden fish as a new friend. But she broke the fish tank while she was roller skating. Teacher can use this part to ask students how we should treat our pet. Every life should be respected and be cared.
Media: Pen and ink. ( )
  Aliceyeol | Feb 28, 2016 |
Bink and Gollie are a sophisticated pair of friends with an expansive vocabulary. Gollie has a particularly dry wit and lives in a tree house with fab retro '60s furniture. A humorous friendship story for above-average kids. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
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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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