Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Dog and Bear: Three to Get Ready

Dog and Bear: Three to Get Ready

Dog and Bear Series

written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Roaring Brook Press


Kindle, Fixed Layout


Roaring Brook Press

Roaring Brook Press


ISBN: 9781466809598

32 Pages, Ages 4-7

Uh-oh. Bear's head is stuck in a bucket. Oh, my. Oh, no. Fortunately Bear's good friend Dog is there to rescue him. Dog pulls, and he pulls, and he pulls—and still that bucket stays stuck. Things get sillier from there, as these two great friends get themselves into and out of tricky situations involving a very bouncy bed and a very messy room.

This title has Common Core connections.

CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)



Dog and Bear Fan Video!

Produced and directed by 12-year-old Dylan Seeger. Based on the children's book, DOG AND BEAR, by (his mom) Laura Vaccaro Seeger.


Praise for Dog and Bear: Three to Get Ready

“As wonderful as ever . . . Superb.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Whether listeners or emerging readers, children who are already friends with Dog and Bear will delight in these latest adventures, and those who are new to their escapades have a treat in store.” —School Library Journal

“The simple expressiveness of the friends' mutual concern and Seeger's inventive use of time and physical space . . . adds to the duo's magnetism.” —Publishers Weekly

“Young children will love the situations, told in very few words and spacious pictures, drawn with thick black lines and bright colors, that express the friends' frustrations and bonding.” —Booklist

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About the author

written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator and the recipient of a 2008 Caldecott Honor, Theodor Seuss Geisel Honors for both 2009 and 2008, a 2007 New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, and the 2007 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book. Her books include First the Egg, The Hidden Alphabet, and the Dog and Bear books, among others.

Raised on Long Island, New York, Seeger began drawing at two years old and never stopped. For as long as she remembers, she wanted to write picture books. She received her B.F.A. degree at the School of Fine Art and Design at SUNY Purchase in Westchester, New York, and then moved to Manhattan, where she worked as an animator, artist, and editor in the network television business.

Seeger lives in Rockville Centre, Long Island, with her husband, Chris, their two sons, Drew and Dylan, and their dog, Copper. She loves painting, surfing, tennis, playing the piano, and spending time with her family. She takes long walks at the beach every day and paints in her studio every night.

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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