Autumn 2010 Kids' Next List
“Any new book by Kate DiCamillo or Alison McGhee is cause for celebration---but when they write a book together it kicks the party up a notch! Bink and Gollie are the best of friends even though they are polar opposites when it comes to height, taste in socks and the meaning of compromise. This book for emerging readers is rife with memorable language ('I long for speed'; 'use your gray matter'; 'the finger has spoken') which you may find creeping into your own vocabulary. Most of all, it's a bonanza of friendship and imagination!”
— Collette Morgan, Wild Rumpus, Minneapolis, MN
All righty, then Celebrate the tall and short of a marvelous friendship with a new Bink and Gollie adventure.
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.
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." Kate DiCamillo 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. 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.