Parents' Guide to

Bink & Gollie

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Friendship flourishes in fun graphic novel for younger set.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

great book

My son and I loved the book, it was funny, full of pictures and a joy to read. Can't wait for the next adventure.
age 6+

Funny, great drawings, engaging

Wonderful story. Little brother and big sister - great to showcase feelings and love.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Kids will love Bink and warm to Gollie. One is impish, playful, and spontaneous, like most kids; the other more independent, thoughtful, and a little stand-offish (though she makes great pancakes!) Even the way they walk, talk, and tie their roller-skates says something about them. The stories in BINK & GOLLIE are engagingly light and silly, but readers will get a feel for the pain of trying to make a friendship work, especially when you are a kid. The text is minimal but just enough to get the point across, the vocabulary is expressive, and the artwork fills in the emotion.

The story is warm and cuddly cute, but the illustrations are truly what make this book captivating. Tony Fucile's digitally composed artwork is animated with just enough clever, quirky, expressive detail to make the story fascinating. Putting that golden dot under the ice in the frozen pond was a stroke of genius.

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