A Splendid Friend Indeed

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Overview


Bear wants to read and write and think. Goose wants to talk and talk and talk. Can Bear and Goose be friends? Suzanne Bloom's picture book says volumes about friendship with a few select words and charming illustrations in this Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book .
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Overview


Bear wants to read and write and think. Goose wants to talk and talk and talk. Can Bear and Goose be friends? Suzanne Bloom's picture book says volumes about friendship with a few select words and charming illustrations in this Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book .
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Editorial Reviews

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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590784884
  • Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: Bear and Goose Stories Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 209,307
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Suzanne Bloom is the author and illustrator of a number of books for children. She is the illustrator of Girls: A to Z and My Special Day at Third Street School, by Eve Bunting. She lives with her family in McDonough, New York.
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  • Posted July 15, 2013

    Pesky characters in books appeal to me, like Willems' pigeon and

    Pesky characters in books appeal to me, like Willems' pigeon and Numeroff's mouse. I'm not sure why, they just do. So I find the irritating goose in A Splendid Friend, Indeed charming. But even more than the goose, I love the patient polar bear. He's the perfect foil to the silly goose.
    The friendly pair are well-drawn -- the bear's fur is magnificent -- and expressive. Bloom brings them to life using pastels, which is not an easy medium to work with. 
    The story itself is so simple that a toddler has not trouble following it, especially when enhanced by the excellent illustrations.

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    The spectacular illustrations in the picture book "A Splendid Friend, Indeed" by Suzanne Bloom capture the frustration of the Bear, whose solitary reading and writing are continually interrupted by a persistent Goose. The studious Bear becomes annoyed as the Goose begins to disturb him while he is trying to read and write. Will the Bear stop the Goose from bothering him, or will there be a surprise element in the story? This is a very funny story with a warm message about not judging others.
    I strongly suggest this book for any teacher in the K-1st grade classes in elementary schools. This book has great illustration that the students will enjoy as they read. Activities that I would have the student do are draw pictures of the Bear and the Goose and talk about a situation that reminds them of the characters. Another activity I would have the students do is make their own picture book that is similar to in the picture book "A Splendid Friend, Indeed" by Suzanne Bloom.

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