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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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Gollie and Bink go on some grand adventures. One involving a new pair of very bright socks for Bink and Gollie's distaste for them. Another is Gollie's journey to the top of the Andes Mountains in her bedroom, while Bink continues to knock on her door and interrupt. Lastly a story of Bink getting an ordinary fish that in Bink's eyes is the best fish of all, when the fish's bowl breaks Gollie comes to the rescue and puts the fish in a near by pond, months later they ice skate on the frozen pond with the fish frozen just underneath the surface.

Comments: This story is very sweet and shares themes of compromise, friendship and a love for the world surrounding them. I think this a great book to share for its themes alone, but also the artwork is very fun and almost like a comic. ( )
  JuliaTrinchero | Mar 17, 2017 |
Summary: This is a early chapter book with graphic. This book talk about 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
Genre: Fantasy Because some plot fill with magic and never would happen in a real world
Age app: Primary, intermedinate
Media: digitially ( )
  carolinechen0608 | Mar 5, 2017 |
Bink and Gollie look very different and think differently, too, but they are the best of friends. In this book, they rollerskate into a colorful sock adventure, set off on an expedition, and find a home for an aquatic friend. ( )
  jmillerlits | Jul 9, 2016 |
Three stories of two friends, Bink and Gollie, who have distinct personalities and preferences. This early reader introduces some sophisticated, but decodable vocabulary through these stories of friendship. The girls learn that it is sometimes necessary to compromise in order to enjoy time together. Great illustrations that are mostly black and white, using color to highlight the characters and focal points, such as Bink's colorful socks. ( )
  tina_w | Jul 7, 2016 |
Two friends with very different personalities must reach an accommodation with one another in the three stories found in this entertaining beginning chapter-book from co-authors Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee. Extroverted Bink goes right for the colorful socks in the first selection, while more reserved Gollie is horrified by her choice. Both must learn to compromise, after Gollie attempts to use their pancake breakfast as a means of separating Bink from her new footwear. In the second selection, Gollie embarks on a voyage of the imagination, exploring the Andes Mountains (all whilst in her own home), while an impatient Bink can't quite grasp that her friend doesn't wish to be interrupted. In the third and final story, Bink's new goldfish leads to tension, until she (Bink) realizes what is causing Gollie's resentment...

I greatly enjoyed Bink and Gollie, which, with its gentle tales of two friends who, despite their differences, are loving companions to one another, reminded me of Arnold Lobel's classic Frog and Toad books. That is high praise! I appreciated the way in which the two of them negotiate their differences, and eventually reach a compromise, as it is clear that there is true affection behind their disagreements. The conclusion of the book, in which Bink assures Gollie that she (and not the goldfish) is the 'most marvelous companion of all,' provided a satisfactorily heartwarming end. The artwork, created digitally by Tony Fucile, adds to the fun, perfectly capturing the differing personalities of the two friends, and the drama of their various confrontations. Recommended to anyone looking for simple chapter-books featuring engaging characters. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Jul 6, 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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