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Dog and Bear Series

New York Times bestselling author and artist Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s award-winning Dog and Bear children’s picture book series follows two best friends who are always there to help and support one another—and embark on fun and colorful adventures together.

“Full of simple wordplay and kindhearted irony, each mini-story begins with a title and ends with a clever twist. The humor strengthens the friendship of the eager and fun-loving characters in an amusing and inclusive way.”—School Library Journal (on Dog and Bear: Tricks and Treats)

  • Bear in the Chair
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    • Bear in the Chair

    • Dog and Bear Series
      Laura Vaccaro Seeger
      Roaring Brook Press

    • Dog and Bear are best friends who could not be more different. Follow one of their very first adventures in this board book edition of Bear in the Chair.

      Bear is stuck on a tall chair....

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  • Dog Changes His Name
    • Dog Changes His Name

    • Dog and Bear Series
      Laura Vaccaro Seeger
      Roaring Brook Press

    • Dog and Bear are best friends who could not be more different. Follow one of their very first adventures in this board book edition of Dog Changes His Name.

      Dog thinks his name is b-o-r-i-n-g....

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  • Dog and Bear: Tricks and Treats
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    • Dog and Bear: Tricks and Treats

    • Dog and Bear Series
      Laura Vaccaro Seeger
      Roaring Brook Press

    • Ready for a treat? How about a trick or two? Dog and Bear are back in three new Halloween stories that are sure to delight their many fans and win them new ones. Join them as they search for the...

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  • Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories
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    • Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

    • Dog and Bear Series
      Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Illustrated by the author
      Roaring Brook Press

    • Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories is the 2007 winner of the Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books.

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  • Dog and Bear: Three to Get Ready
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    • Dog and Bear: Three to Get Ready

    • Dog and Bear Series
      written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
      Roaring Brook Press

    • Uh-oh. Bear's head is stuck in a bucket. Oh, my. Oh, no. Fortunately Bear's good friend Dog is there to rescue him. Dog pulls, and he pulls, and he pulls—and still that bucket stays stuck. Things...

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Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator and a two-time winner of the Caldecott Honor Award, winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book, and a two-time winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. She is also the recipient of the Empire State Award for "Body of Work and Contribution to Children’s Literature".

Laura’s paintings have been exhibited at many museums and galleries including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, the Mazza Museum of Picture Book Art, the New York Public Library, and the New York Nassau County Museum of Art.

Laura grew up on Long Island, New York, with her parents, Vera and Phil, brothers, Billy and Tommy, sister Linda, and both grandmothers. She began drawing at two years old and never stopped. She earned her BFA degree at the School of Fine Art and Design at the State University of New York at Purchase in Westchester, New York. She then moved to Manhattan and began a career as an animator, artist, designer, and editor in the network television business. She created show openings and special segments for NBC and ABC for many years and won an Emmy Award for an opening animation for an NBC Special.

Laura has been an artist and a writer for as long as she can remember and has always wanted to make picture books for children. In the fifth grade, she’d written an essay that stated with absolute certainty that she was born to make picture books. By that time, she had written and illustrated her own little library. Over the years, she continued to make books of all shapes and sizes, and several years ago, she decided it was time to try to get some of her books published. She was fortunate to have met her editor, Neal Porter, almost immediately.

Laura lives in Rockville Centre, New York, with her husband Chris, their two sons, Drew and Dylan, and their dog Copper, the star of her "Dog and Bear" series. She loves painting, writing, surfing, boating, tennis, running, playing the piano, and spending time with her family and friends. She takes long walks at the beach each day and paints in her studio each night.