Great Illustrated Books

Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories

By Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Roaring Brook Press, 2007
Pages : 32
Suggested Ages: 0-6
ISBN: 9781596430532

Dog, a little brown dachshund, and his best friend Bear, a multicolored stuffed teddy, have three little adventures together. Bear is scared to jump down from a tall chair until Dog coaches him to slide down his long back; Dog wants bear to play with him, but Bear is busy reading a book about a dog and a stuffed bear; and Dog decides to change his boring name to something spiffier, like Spot. ("But you don't have any spots," says Bear sagely.) Do ask your listeners to predict what name Dog will settle upon.

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If you love this book, then try:

Bloom, Suzanne. A Splendid Friend Indeed. Boyds Mills, 2005.

Buehner, Caralyn. Superdog: The Heart of a Hero. HarperCollins, 2004.

Lobel, Arnold. Frog and Toad Are Friends. HarperCollins, 1970. (And others in the Frog and Toad series.)

Marshall, James. George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends. Houghton Mifflin, 1997.

Pilkey, Dav. The Hallo-Wiener. Scholastic, 1995.

Rohmann, Eric. My Friend Rabbit. Roaring Brook, 2002.

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. Black? White! Day? Night! Roaring Brook, 2006.

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. Dog and Bear: Two's Company. Roaring Brook, 2008.

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. The Hidden Alphabet. Roaring Brook, 2003.

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. Lemons Are Not Red. Roaring Brook, 2004.

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro. Walter Was Worried. Roaring Brook, 2005.

Willems, Mo. My Friend Is Sad. Hyperion, 2007.

Willems, Mo. Today I Will Fly! Hyperion, 2007. (And others in the Elephant & Piggie series.)

Critics have said

The author captures the joys, frustrations, and compromises of friendship in these three charmingly minimalist, easy-to-read stories...This heart-warming book is sure to please.
Childrens Literature
After turning the last page, young readers will beg the same for this enchanting trio of tales.
Publishers Weekly