Saturday, July 27, 2013


Bink and Gollie are back with three new adventures!

In the "Empire of Enchantment," Gollie discovers a picture of a great aunt wearing a crown, and decides that she, too, must have royal blood. Bink is unimpressed, and even more so when she discovers that people with royal blood do not cook for others. Gollie is left to discover that being a queen can be pretty lonely business. 

My personal favorite- Bink wants to be taller. (I can so relate!). She orders a STRETCH-O-MATIC machine, which ends up requiring "excessive assembly" and hangs herself from the ceiling to test it out.  Gollie arrives just as Bink and the entire contraption crash to the floor. Can her friend save the day?

And what kid hasn't tried to make it into the Guiness Book of World Records. Bink and Gollie are determined to get themselves into "Flicker's Arcana of the Extraodinary." They come up with a sure fire record, but are disappointed to discover that someone has best them to the punch.

Really fun stories, but lots of depth too, and Tony Fucile's illustrations are the best. Thinking it would be interesting to compare the friendships of Gerald and Piggie, Frog and Toad, and Bink and Gollie. Can't wait to share this one with the beginning chapter book set!


Becky Shillington said...

Sounds like a great book, Carol. Thanks for sharing!

Nanc said...

I think it is funny that you can relate to Bink wanting to be taller. I would love to be shorter...I need a new beginning chapter book. Thanks for the review. xo