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A Splendid Friend Indeed (Bear and Goose stories) (edition 2009)

by Suzanne Bloom

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Title:A Splendid Friend Indeed (Bear and Goose stories)
Authors:Suzanne Bloom
Info:Boyds Mills Press (2009), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 32 pages
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A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom



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This book mainly focuses on an unlikely friendship between a lager polar bear and a gabby goose. Bear just wants to think and write, and goose wants to do the same things as well. However, when bear is reading a book comfortably and goose standing atop his head. Goose never stop talking. It talks all the time. Bear is about to go crazy when goose reads his note and share to the Bear. The goose compromises the next day. Finally, they both agree that the other is a splendid friend indeed.
It's a fiction book and it is fantasy because all the animals are able to talk. Folktales: Stories from the oral tradition had their beginnings around hearthside and campfire. These tales were almost always fantastic in nature, involving magic or talking animals.
For children, they would like this book because of the pictures in it, the story line is cute but very simplistic. It shows what the power of a compliment can do.
For teacher, it is good to share how the friendship would be. This story showed that everyone is different and even good friends can annoy each other, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care about one another and want to spend time together. In addition, it is easy to prepare this lovely story. ( )
  JCHEN16 | Feb 16, 2017 |
An adorable and quick story to read. The tone of the story is easy to follow because of the characters expressions and word choice. It's a great story about friendship. ( )
  SydnieM | Dec 2, 2016 |
A Splendid Friend, Indeed is a picture book by Suzanne Bloom. It received the Geisel honor award. It is a very simple and short read, but sends a good message to young children. Overall the message is that even though we are all different, we can still all be friends. The book is illustrated in lovely, textured pastels, the type you would want to frame and hang by your child's bed. This book is geared more towards the younger kids, such as pre school or kindergarten, but I think it could be made into a read aloud for first or second grade. An activity that could go with the book is to having the students write a story about a time where they made a friend who was different than them.
  tayro_95 | Sep 13, 2016 |
This book received the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. I liked it a great deal because, even though it is very short and simple, it has a wonderful message for young children. Curricular connections - How we are all different and can still get along and be friends. ( )
  JillStephens | Feb 8, 2016 |
Genre: Picture Book
This is a story about a bear and a goose. The bear is trying to read and write, but the goose keeps interrupting him with his talking. They end up as great friends.
This is a very easy read. It would be a good book to read if you are reading with a new reader.
  samantha.cox | Dec 7, 2015 |
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Stunning illustrations capture the exasperation of Bear, whose solitary reading and writing are continually interrupted by persistent Goose. In the end, Bear is won over and to his own surprise, declares Goose a Splendid Friend, Indeed! A very funny story with a warm message about not judging others.

A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book.

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When a studious polar bear meets an inquisitive goose, they learn to be friends.

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