Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

Dog and Bear Series

Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Illustrated by the author

A Neal Porter Book

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Laura Vaccaro Seeger's highly praised concept books have introduced children to colors, opposites, emotions, and the alphabet. Now she guides children on the first steps to reading with three sweet, funny stories about a stuffed bear and a frisky dachshund who happen to be best friends. Simple, engaging texts and bright, colorful pictures make this a perfect book for emergent readers to read by themselves or to share with friends. And in Dog and Bear, readers will discover two chaming characters, ready to take their place on the shelves next to Henry and Mudge, Frog and Toad, and George and Martha.
Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories is the winner of the 2007 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books.

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DOG AND BEAR by Laura Vaccaro Seeger | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of DOG AND BEAR Two Friends, Three Stories. A stuffed bear and an ebullient dachshund, best of friends, are introduced to beginning readers in three sweet chapters.
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Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Illustrated by the author

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.

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Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories
Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Illustrated by the author


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


Roaring Brook Press
A Neal Porter Book
April 2007
ISBN: 9781596430532
ISBN10: 1596430532
Picture Book
8 x 10 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: AD320L
AR Quiz Number: 122705
AR Book Level: 2.8
AR Points: 0.5


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