Suzanne Bloom is the author and illustrator of three additional books that feature Goose and Bear: Treasure, What About Bear?, and A Splendid Friend, Indeed, selected as a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book by the American Library Association. She lives in McDonough, New York.
". . . 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