Three to Get Ready

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Free-spirited Dog and anxious Bear’s distinctive personalities make them the... read more

Free-spirited Dog and anxious Bear’s distinctive personalities make them the perfect foils for each other’s strengths and weaknesses. When Bear has a bucket stuck on his head, Dog is quick to come up with an ingenious removal plan—and ends up with the bucket firmly planted on his own head. Bear worries about Dog’s exuberant bed-jumping and carefully covers the surrounding floor with soft objects just in time to cushion an especially wild leap. Finally, Bear’s efforts to clean up Dog’s mess with a bit of organization result in a missing sock monkey, although it eventually turns up in the “S” box, for “soft” and “super special.” In this third volume featuring the charming duo in three very short stories, Dog and Bear continue to demonstrate reasons for their enduring friendship. Bold black outlines and saturated colors highlight the pair of toys simply set on an uncluttered white backdrop. (Ages 3–6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010

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