"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him. I may think aloud," said Ralph Waldo Emerson. In this delightful read-aloud book by Suzanne Bloom, a curious goose comes upon a white furry polar bear who is reading. He wants to tell his story. The large animal patiently listens as he tells him that he can read, write, and think. But then the enthusiastic goose becomes distracted and goes off to get a snack. When he returns the goose reads a note to the bear: "I like you. Indeed I do. You are my splendid friend." The big furry one responds in kind and together they do a little dance for joy.

Suzanne Bloom, the author and illustrator, has caught the essence of patience, sharing, and caring that is at the heart of friendship.