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Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

Dog and Bear Series

Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Illustrated by the author

Roaring Brook Press



Roaring Brook Press

Roaring Brook Press

On Sale: 02/28/2012

ISBN: 9781466815964

32 Pages, Ages 4-7

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.

NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Kirkus Best Book of the Year, ALSC Notable Children's Book, Illinois Monarch Award: K-3 Children's Choice Award Master List, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, NYPLC Children's Books 100, ALA Notable Children's Books, Children's Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library, Boston Globe - Horn Book Award, Illinois Monarch K-3 Children's Choice AW ML

Praise for Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

“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


In the Press

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. - Kirkus Reviews

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Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Illustrated by the author

Laura Vaccaro Seeger has been called "the queen of the concept book by The Horn Book and is the winner of many awards including two Caldecott Honors, two Geisel Honors, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Her books include The First Egg, One Boy, Green, and the Dog and Bear series.

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