Goose has an important message for Bear, and he asks Fox to deliver it. But Fox has her mind on other things—which only leaves Bear to wonder and worry. Fortunately, in the end, these friends are as good at forgiving as they are at forgetting. Fox gets a starring role in this warmhearted and beautifully simple story about the meaning of being responsible. Featuring gentle humor and charm, this latest entry in Suzanne Bloom’s acclaimed Goose and Bear series will help children build foundations for friendship, empathy, and cooperation.
“. . . Bloom’s pastel illustrations are rich and warm, which lend to the cozy appeal of the book. This charming friendship story is a wonderful addition to any library or classroom beginning-reader section and a treat to add to the earlier four volumes.” —School Library Journal
* ” . . . The single, short bits of dialogue on each spread are practically superfluous, as the characters’ placement in the minimally detailed scenes and Bear’s body language clearly reveal both plot and emotional arc. . . Bear looks more than ever like a huggable bundle of shag in this gentle reminder that failures to communicate happen and are not of necessity punishable offenses.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review