Bink and Gollie star in three delightful short stories in Kate DiCamillo's newest book. The stories are: "Don't You Need A New Pair of Socks?", "P.S. I'll Be Back Soon," and "Give a Fish a Home." My favorite of the three is "Don't You Need A Pair of Socks." It's a delightful story about the value of compromise in friendship! Here's how it begins:
"Hello, Gollie," said Bink.When these two friends are out rollerskating together, Bink notices that a store is having a "bargain bonanza" of bright socks. Not just bright socks--OUTRAGEOUSLY bright socks. (Gollie is less than impressed. But Bink has to have a pair now.) Bink picks out a pair of socks that "pains" Gollie, perhaps what pains Gollie most is hearing Bink gush on and on about how wonderful her new socks are, how much she just loves, loves, loves her new socks. When Bink
"What should we do today?"
"Greetings, Bink," said Gollie.
"I long for speed."
Who will win in this battle of wills? Can a compromise be reached?
The other two stories are fun as well. But not quite as fun--for me.
I enjoyed this collection of stories. I thought they were fun and playful. I liked both Bink and Gollie.
© 2011 Becky Laney of Young Readers