Bink & Gollie
Bink & Gollie
Best Friends Forever
Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763634971, 79pp.
Publication Date: April 23, 2013
Gollie is quite sure she has royal blood in her veins, but can Bink survive her friend's queenly airs especially if pancakes are not part of the deal? Bink wonders what it would be like to be as tall as her friend, but how far will she stretch her luck to find out? And when Bink and Gollie long to get their picture into a book of record holders, where will they find the kudos they seek? Slapstick and sweetness, drollery and delight abound in this follow-up to the Geisel Award winning, "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's Book Bink and Gollie, written by the beloved and best-selling Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee and brought to hilarious life by Tony Fucile.
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. Alison McGhee 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."
As in the previous books, the fresh, wry dialogue and Fucile's witty cartooning are as dynamic a pairing as Bink and Gollie themselves.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)