Bink & Gollie: Two for One (Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, authors. Tony Fucile, illustrator). Candlewick Press, 2012.
Superstar authors Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee have teamed up to create the Bink & Gollie series. Suitable for early readers such as my daughter, each book contains three chapters that are low on word count and high on visual stimulation provided by Tony Fucile, who has designed and animated characters for Disney and Pixar. In this second of the three-book series, Bink and Gollie are at the state fair. Their adventures are laugh out loud funny, quiet chuckle funny, shake your head funny . . . you get the idea. The theme of friendship runs strongly throughout each story and culminates in the last chapter and the final two-page spread (gulp; it’s outstanding). I have ordered the third book; I hope that a fourth installment is coming soon.