A Splendid Friend, Indeed (Goose and Bear Stories) (Board book)

By Suzanne Bloom

Boyds Mills Press, 9781629794082, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 8, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/1/2005)
Paperback (8/1/2009)
Paperback, Spanish (2/1/2007)
Prebound (8/1/2009)
Hardcover (2/1/2007)
Board Books (2/1/2007)
Prebound (8/1/2009)
Paperback (6/1/2011)
Paperback (9/1/2010)

List Price: 7.99*
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Bear just wants to read and write and think while Goose wants to talk and talk and talk. Bear is getting increasingly frustrated as Goose keeps interrupting him. Then Goose announces that thinking makes him hungry and he needs to make a snack. Goose returns with the snack and a note that he reads to bear: "You are my splendid friend." Bear responds by giving Goose a bear hug. They are splendid friends, indeed.

About the Author

Suzanne Bloom is the author and illustrator of the Goose and Bear books, including Treasure; What About Bear?; Oh! What a Surprise; Fox Forgets; and Alone Together. She lives in McDonough, New York. Visit suzannebloom.com.

Praise For A Splendid Friend, Indeed (Goose and Bear Stories)

"Bloom gets maximum effect with minimum words. . . . Fun to read aloud, the book will also lead to discussion about friendly (and annoying) behavior." —Booklist

* "The gentle humor will elicit giggles; Goose's silly statements and Bear's patient responses beg to be read aloud. An ideal book for storytimes about friendship and sharing." —School Library Journal, starred review

* "A more perfect union between giggle-inducing but reassuring images and a text of very few words is hard to conjure." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review