Dog and Bear : two's company / Laura Vaccaro Seeger.
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- ISBN: 159643273X (hardcover) :
- ISBN: 9781596432734 (hardcover) :
- Edition: 1st ed.
|General Note:|| "A Neal Porter book."
|Contents:|| Ice cream -- Happy birthday, Bear -- Sweet dreams.
|Summary:|| Three more easy-to-read stories reveal the close friendship between a dachshund named Dog and a stuffed bear.
|Subject:||Best friends > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Dogs > Juvenile fiction.
Teddy bears > Juvenile fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Teddy bears > Fiction.
|Alternate Title:|| Two's company
Two is company
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 April #1
*Starred Review* Seeger, whose First the Egg (2007) earned 2008 Caldecott and Geisel Honor Book awards, offers a sequel to her ALA Notable Children's Book honoree Dog and Bear (2007), which introduced a teddy bear and a dachshund who are very good friends. The three-part sequel opens with Dog declaring, "I am very angry with you, Bear. I am running away." Supportive Bear helps Dog pack and says good-bye before offering ice cream that brings them together again. Next, Dog makes a cake for Bear's birthday but eats it, bit by bit. In the final tale, after attentively caring for tired Dog, Bear is so worn out that Dog returns the favor. Natural-sounding conversations are well matched with the artwork's bold lines and bright colors. Picture books about friends are common, and Seeger makes it all look deceptively simple. But besides the clear, simple story lines, the joy of these picture books is in the subtle way the pictures and text work together to evoke emotions familiar even to young children. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.
- Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2008 February #1
As in her first Dog and Bear book, Seeger (First the Egg ) offers three beguiling tales fueled by give-and-take dialogues between a dachshund and a multicolored teddy bear. This time out, though, Dog and Bear's personalities seem a little further apart, with Bear emerging as a quasi-parental sort. In the opener, Dog announces, "I am running away," and Bear knows better than to fight. Bear helps Dog pack, says goodbye and adds, "I suppose you won't be staying for ice cream"âeffectively changing Dog's plans without a word of protest. Next, Dog bakes and accidentally eats a birthday cake for Bear, who is nonetheless pleased ("What a beautiful candle!"). In the final story, Bear nurses an under-the-weather Dog. By the time Dog feels better, Bear needs a rest. Seeger employs casual gouaches in terracotta, ochre and olive green on a white ground, leaving imperfections visible. Her rough-hewn ink outlines and unpolished brushwork have homespun warmth, reminiscent of the paint-it-yourself glaze on a favorite mug. If Seeger keeps these coming (and readers will hope she does), Dog and Bear are likely to join the rarefied ranks of Frog and Toad, and George and Martha. Ages 3-7. (Apr.)[Page 55]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
- School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2008 April
PreSâ Dog and Bear are back in another book preschoolers will love. In the first story, Dog is angry at Bear and prepares to run away. Next, Dog makes a birthday cake for Bear, but then eats it himself. The last tale shows a demanding Dog and a weary Bear, followed by a sweet reversal and a gently happy conclusion. Using the briefest of texts paired with her simple paintings, Seeger brings out the subtlety that relationships between the very young can have. She also has a talent for focusing on the things kids care about most-for instance, how it feels when someone is bossy or how it feels to want something so badly you can't bear to share it. Her artwork, with bold colors and heavy lines, adds personality and interest. All in all, a great book for group or individual sharing.âLauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL[Page 122]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.