Sunday, August 19, 2012
State Fair Revisited
We (along with many other book lovers) spent the day preparing the Alphabet Forest for visitors to the State Fair. As I imagined people finding words to fill their Alphabet Game Cards, I could picture Bink and Gollie, the two friends created by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, finding words on their State Fair journey. In their latest book - Two for One - the complementary pair makes their way to things that should delight each one: Whack a Duck! for Bink and the Amateur Talent Show for Gollie. Neither experience ends like the girls hoped, yet they make the best of the situation. When they enter Madame Prunely's booth to have their fortunes told, the only important thing is that they remain friends. I hope readers will laugh at their antics like I did, try some new things at the State Fair, and add words like winner, recite, donut, and fortune to their lists.