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Bink & Gollie (Junior Library Guild Selection)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"Think Pippi Longstocking meets The Big Bang Theory, and you'll have a good idea of the mood and quirky heroines of this first entry in what promises to be a wholly original chapter book series. Gollie is reed thin, geeky, and archly judgmental; Bink is petite and down to earth. Like all best friends, they know each other too well and can't live without one another, and in three short adventures, they squabble about novelty socks ('The problem with Gollie,' Bink observes, 'is that it's either Gollie's way or the highway. My socks and I have chosen the highway'), personal boundaries, and pets ('I must inform you that you are giving a home to a truly unremarkable fish,' says Gollie). The plots serve mostly as a framework for DiCamillo and McGhee's sharp, distinctly ungirly dialogue that makes every page feel like a breath of fresh air. And true to his background as an animator for Pixar and Disney, Fucile makes his inklike digital illustrations crackle with energy and sly humor--it's not surprising that the man who helped create The Incredibles' Edna Mode has made these two prickly personalities irresistible. Ages 6 — 9. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Step aside, Bert and Ernie, the new odd couple is here! 

Pug and Doug are best friends. They both love doughnuts, bird watching, and polka music. They are also very different. Doug has a big imagination. Pug…not so much. When a misunderstanding between the friends hurts Doug’s feelings, Pug must find a way to set things right.  

This charming and hilarious odd-couple friendship story is perfect for best buddies who usually, but don’t always, see eye-to-eye.

About the Author

Kate DiCamillo is the author of The Magician’s Elephant, a New York Times bestseller; The Tale of Despereaux, which was awarded the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor book; and six books starring Mercy Watson, including the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride. She lives in Minneapolis.

Alison McGhee is the award-winning author of books for all ages, including Song of Middle C, illustrated by Scott Menchin; the #1 New York Times bestseller Someday, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds; the young adult novel All Rivers Flow to the Sea; and the adult novel Shadow Baby, a Today Show Book Club selection. She lives in Minnesota.

Tony Fucile is the author-illustrator of Let’s Do Nothing!, chosen as a Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal. He has spent more than twenty years designing and animating characters for numerous feature films, including The Lion King, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763632663
Author:
Dicamillo, Kate
Publisher:
Candlewick
Illustrator:
Fucile, Tony
Author:
Breen, Steve
Author:
McGhee, Alison
Author:
DiCamillo, Kate
Author:
Fucile, Tony
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s-Beginning Readers
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
friendship;humor;best friends;funny;compromise;early reader;friends;fiction;graphic novel;children s;adventure;imagination;picture book;pancakes;easy reader;socks;early chapter book;adventures
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series:
Bink and Gollie
Publication Date:
20100914
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.46x6.72x.56 in. .93 lbs.
Age Level:
00-UP

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Product details 96 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763632663 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Think Pippi Longstocking meets The Big Bang Theory, and you'll have a good idea of the mood and quirky heroines of this first entry in what promises to be a wholly original chapter book series. Gollie is reed thin, geeky, and archly judgmental; Bink is petite and down to earth. Like all best friends, they know each other too well and can't live without one another, and in three short adventures, they squabble about novelty socks ('The problem with Gollie,' Bink observes, 'is that it's either Gollie's way or the highway. My socks and I have chosen the highway'), personal boundaries, and pets ('I must inform you that you are giving a home to a truly unremarkable fish,' says Gollie). The plots serve mostly as a framework for DiCamillo and McGhee's sharp, distinctly ungirly dialogue that makes every page feel like a breath of fresh air. And true to his background as an animator for Pixar and Disney, Fucile makes his inklike digital illustrations crackle with energy and sly humor--it's not surprising that the man who helped create The Incredibles' Edna Mode has made these two prickly personalities irresistible. Ages 6 — 9. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,
Step aside, Bert and Ernie, the new odd couple is here! 

Pug and Doug are best friends. They both love doughnuts, bird watching, and polka music. They are also very different. Doug has a big imagination. Pug…not so much. When a misunderstanding between the friends hurts Doug’s feelings, Pug must find a way to set things right.  

This charming and hilarious odd-couple friendship story is perfect for best buddies who usually, but don’t always, see eye-to-eye.

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