Friday, October 4, 2013
by Suzanne Bloom
32 pages; ages 2 - 6
Boyds Mills Press, 2013
I love Goose and Bear, and now there's a brand new book about these "splendid friends" and their friend Fox. Goose has to go off somewhere, but will be right back. "Be sure to tell Bear," she says as she waves goodbye to Fox. When Fox finds Bear, she's forgotten all about Goose. All Fox wants to do is play, play, play. All Bear wants to do is look for his good friend, Goose.
Let's play Looking for Goose, says Fox. But no Goose. Fox suggests checkers, but Bear is distracted. Fox know she has to tell Bear something Very Important - but can't remember what.
This is plain fun for kids because, who hasn't forgotten to pass on an Important Message? It's also fun for adults to read because, who hasn't forgotten where he's put the car keys, or put a box of crackers in the refrigerator and the cream cheese in the cracker tin by mistake?
And like the other Splendid Friends books, Suzanne fills Fox Forgets with luscious illustrations, full of rich color and fun details - but at the same time spare enough to invite a child's imagination to roam free.
Review copy provided by publisher.