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Macmillan Children's Book

Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

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Author: Laura Vaccaro Seeger; Illustrated by the author

Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories


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A classic story from award-winning artist Laura Vaccaro Seeger, author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor book First the Egg, now repackaged in a brand-new format for beginning readers.
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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. This title has Common Core connections.

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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

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Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories