Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

Two Friends, Three Stories

Dog and Bear Series

Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Illustrated by the author

Roaring Brook Press



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.

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


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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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About the author

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.

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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