Two best friends; three gentle stories.
What do a frisky daschund and a slightly timid stuffed bear have in common? They’re best friends. Here are three funny, beguiling and meltingly tender stories about the ups and downs of friendship, ideal for emergent readers to read all by themselves, or better yet, to share with a friend. In this book, Dog helps Bear to overcome his fear, they both learn about finding the balance between spending time alone and together, and Dog overcomes an identity crisis with Bear’s help and learns he is fine just the way he is.
Laura Vaccaro Seeger is an Emmy Award winning artist and animator. She has created countless network television show openings and children’s videos and is now dedicated to her first love, writing and illustrating children’s books. Her first book, The Hidden Alphabet, was an ALA Notable Children’s Book and Kirkus Review’s Editor’s Choice. She is also the author of Lemons are Not Red.
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.
The Horn Book