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“Told with simplicity and charm, this story is appropriate for sharing aloud or for newly confident readers.” —School Library Journal“In three brief stories the reader quickly becomes attached to Dog and Bear, and feels their connection . . . . As in all successful friendship stories, the balance keeps shifting between the two, with Dog and Bear taking turns being the friend-in-need and the friend indeed; and each story comes to a small, satisfying finish.” —Starred, Horn Book
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
American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Boston Globe - Horn Book Award, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, Illinois Monarch Award: K-3 Children's Choice Award Master List, NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing, NYPLC Children's Books 100