Bink and Gollie are the best of friends despite–or perhaps because of–their very different approaches to life, the universe, and pretty much everything. They remind me a lot of Piggie and Gerald, not to mention Frog and Toad.
“Don’t You Need a New Pair of Socks?”
“It’s a sock bonanza!” said Bink.
“Indeed it is,” said Gollie. “An extremely bright sock bonanza.”
“I’ll take this pair,” said Bink.
“Bink,” said Gollie, “the brightness of those socks pains me. I beg you not to purchase them.”
“I can’t wait to put them on,” said Bink.
“P.S. I’ll Be Back Soon”
“I cannot talk right now,” said Gollie.
“Why not?” said Bink.
“Because,” said Gollie, “I am high in the pure air of the Andes Mountain.”
“All righty, then,” said Bink.
“Give a Fish a Home”
“Fred wants to roller-skate,” said Bink. “Fred longs for speed.”
“Fish know nothing of longing,” said Gollie.
“Some fish do,” said Bink. “Some fish long.”
I found all three stories absolutely delightful; the illustrations are marvelous as well. This is a beginning reader, so the text is short and to the point, but it’s amazing just how much personality can be captured in a few short and pithy sentences. I certainly hope this is not the last we’ve seen of Bink and Gollie!
Winner of the 2011 Theodore Seuss Geisel Award, given to the most distinguished American book for beginning readers.
Bink and Gollie official site
Source: borrowed from library