Books by Suzanne Bloom

FOX FORGETS by Suzanne Bloom
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"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. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this typically spare outing, Bear worries when little Fox neglects to tell him that Goose's absence is only temporary. Happily, the three splendid friends are reunited at the end. Read full book review >
OH! WHAT A SURPRISE! by Suzanne Bloom
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"This one has "read it again" potential, and Fox has the makings of a star. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In the fourth entry in the charming Goose and Bear series, the polar bear and gawky white goose are again joined by their irrepressible little friend, a fox with the personality of a bright 2-year-old. Read full book review >
FEEDING FRIENDSIES by Suzanne Bloom
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

Getting dirty has never been so much fun. Read full book review >
WHAT ABOUT BEAR? by Suzanne Bloom
Released: March 15, 2010

"Another splendid outing, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small red fox joins playmates Goose and Polar Bear, introduced in A Splendid Friend, Indeed (2005)—setting up a "three's a crowd" conflict that even the still-diapered set will quickly recognize. Read full book review >
A MIGHTY FINE TIME MACHINE by Suzanne Bloom
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"A splendid use for a box, indeed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In an airy riff on the evergreen idea behind, for instance, Antoinette Portis's Not a Box (2006), an aardvark, an armadillo and an anteater explore some of the exciting possibilities in a carton labeled "My Time Machine." Read full book review >
MELISSA PARKINGTON’S BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL HAIR by Pat Brisson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Melissa's long, thick, shiny black hair impresses everyone. Read full book review >
A SPLENDID FRIEND, INDEED by Suzanne Bloom
Released: March 1, 2005

"Bear's ursine fuzziness against a background of deep blues and Goose's small awkward, overeager self make an adorable contrast. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A more perfect union between giggle-inducing but reassuring images and a text of very few words is hard to conjure. Read full book review >
MY SPECIAL DAY AT THIRD STREET SCHOOL by Eve Bunting
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

In this fictionalized, but doubtless reality-based encounter, an author addresses a class of middle-graders, and it's all that a school visit should be. Read full book review >
GIRLS A TO Z by Eve Bunting
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A treasure that should be on every young girl's bookshelf and maybe on a boy's as well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The sky's the limit for Bunting's (Sing a Song of Piglets, p. 1218, etc.) assemblage of vivacious young ladies who imagine themselves in every profession under the sun. Read full book review >
PIGGY MONDAY by Suzanne Bloom
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A needed theme with enough wit to make it palatable. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In this wickedly humorous tale about the importance of manners, Bloom (The Bus for Us, not reviewed, etc.) brings the reader into Mrs. Hubbub's classroom, where the children spend the day learning an unforgettable lesson in respect. Read full book review >