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 .
"An ideal book for storytimes about friendship and sharing." - School Library Journal "A more perfect union between giggle-inducing but reassuring images and a text of very few words is hard to conjure." - Kirkus Reviews "Bloom's splendid illustrations, done in textured pastels against a vivid blue background, lend the book a decidedly cozy air. Her use of simple shapes to convey the characters of Bear and Goose echo the simplicity of the predictable text. Bear's shape is huge and solid; sometimes Bear's bulk hangs over the edges of the page. In contrast, Goose makes up for his small size with his twirling, hyperactive movements across the pages. A Splendid Friend, Indeed provides emergent readers with many nuanced layers to enjoy and discuss." - Language Arts"