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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
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Author:Arnold, Merritt M.
Publication:Childhood Education
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Date:Mar 22, 2007
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