Bear just wants to read and write and think while Goose wants to talk and talk and talk. Bear is getting increasingly frustrated as Goose keeps interrupting him. Then Goose announces that thinking makes him hungry and he needs to make a snack. Goose returns with the snack and a note that he reads to bear: "You are my splendid friend." Bear responds by giving Goose a bear hug. They are splendid friends, indeed.
Suzanne Bloom: Suzanne Bloom is the author and illustrator of the Goose and Bear books, including Treasure; What About Bear?; Oh! What a Surprise; Fox Forgets; and Alone Together. She lives in McDonough, New York. Visit suzannebloom.com