One is tall, one is short. One loves peanut butter, the other favors pancakes. Bink and Gollie, two best friends, star in three funny adventures in this early chapter book. Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, pals in real life, joined forces to create it. “DiCamillo and McGhee—it had a nice ring. Famed duos of stage and film tap-danced in my head while the authors’ agent explained that the hilarious new text about treehouse-dwellers Bink and Gollie was something the two friends ‘just had to do together,’ ” says Karen Lotz, president and publisher of Candlewick Press. “Then Tony ‘The Scamp’ Fucile came on board with his inimitable comedic timing and characterization. I thought: ‘Curtain up!’ ”

 

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Pub info:

Bink & Gollie

Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee

Illustrated by Tony Fucile

Candlewick / September / 9780763632663 / $15.99 / ages 6-9