Bloom, Suzanne: A Splendid Friend, Indeed.
Bloom, Suzanne A SPLENDID FRIEND, INDEED. Il. by Suzanne Bloom.
ISBN 1-59078286-0. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2005. 29 pp.
$15.95. Never before has a silent cartoon polar bear been able to
display so well its emotions with body language and facial expressions.
Yet an enthusiastic, talkative goose is unable to take the hints that he
should leave the annoyed bear alone. The background illustrations are so
uncomplicated that nothing distracts the reader from focusing on the
developing tension between one of nature's most unlikely pairings.
With a minimum of words, Suzanne Bloom tells a wonderful story of how
the offering of a warm friendship can melt even the coldest of
shoulders, as the goose and the bear become friends. This book is
brilliantly simple, the way real friendships should be. Ages 1 and up.
Reviewed by Merritt M. Arnold, University of Georgia, Athens