by Matthew Van Fleet

Dog and Bear:
Two Friends, Three Stories

by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

by Matthew Van Fleet

Pet us! Feel the different kinds of fur we have! Put a tab to make our tails wag! Pull another tab to make us shake off our bath water! Study the expressions on our faces! Fold out the last pages to see who we chased up a tree!

This interactive book for ages 2 to kindergarten offers many possibilities for classification and comparison of many breeds of dog.

Matthew Van Fleet's Website

In the Studio with Matthew Van Fleet

Dog and Bear
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Three stories of Dog and his stuffed-friend Bear provide easy reading for the youngest readers who sometimes struggle with friendships, too.

Simple language with bright illustrations will appeal to ages 2-5.

It has received rave reviews from many reviewers!

Terrific companion books include Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel, and Cork and Fuzz, Short and Tall by Dori Chaconas.

Laura Vaccaro Seeger's HomePage

49 Primary Literature Guides with
Dog and Dog and Bear:
Two Friends, Three Stories
are now on sale in Stepstone Stories while quantities last:


Internet Extensions for
Dog and Dog and Bear

Dog Theme Activities and Crafts for Preschool
Puppy Training
Dog Days at the Virtual Vine
Toy American Eskimo Dogs
  Working Dogs--FBI
Dog Age
Best and Worst Dogs for Security
Dog Training

Literary Connections:
Aggie and Ben, Three Stories by Lori Ries --New Puppy--with Kids' Wings Unit in Reading Seeds

Big Smelly Bear by Britta Teckentrup --Bears--with Kids' Wings Unit in Stepstone Stories

Very Hairy Bear by Alice Schertle--Bears-- with Kids' Wings Unit in Stepstone Stories

Hooray for Harry by Kim Lewis--Stuffed Animals in Picture Books--Sweet, warm, and comforting, the illustrations and story provide a beautiful model for understanding a first story map. It also encourages imaginary play with stuffed animals! In fact, it is the perfect start for a stuffed animal day that your class will never forget! The Kids' Wings unit in Reading Seeds will guide you through the cross-curriculum fun.

Literary Connections: Dogs in Picture Books

Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs by Cat Urbigkit--How are sheepdogs raised and trained to guard sheep? Beautiful, nonfiction with photographs of the dogs--Classroom unit in Reading Seeds

Buster by Denise Fleming--comical picture book about a tense relationship between a dog and a new cat--with unit in Book Buddies

Chewy Louie by Howie Schneider--comical picture book about a dog that literally chews up everything in his path.

Farley Found It by Bruce Van Patter--What's a sheepdog to do when a sheep moves into her doghouse? A funny picture book about a problem-solving dog and a determined sheep-- Classroom unit in Reading Seeds

Good Dog by Maya Gotfried--Poetry in a Dog's Voice--with Unit in Forever Friendships

How to Talk to Your Dog by Jean Craighead George--nonfiction--Cute picture book on training your dog--Unit in Roots and Wings

Move Over, Rover by Karen Beaumont--Rover is snuggled down into his doghouse when a sudden thunderstorm brings a line of unexpected visitors who need to find a place to stay dry. How many can fit in? How will the last visitor change the group? Move Over, Rover is a delightful cumulative story that will encourage children to read ... and laugh ... along with you. A Kids' Wings Unit is in Reading Seeds.

Mutt Dog by Stephen Michael King--picture book about a homeless stray in the city and the compassionate lady who takes him home from the homeless shelter--with a unit in Reading Seeds

Not Afraid of Dogs by Suzanne Pitzer--Daniel is almost the bravest boy in the world. He can face snakes, spiders, and thunderstorms, but he is afraid of dogs. What will he do when his aunt leaves her dog, Bandit, with his family? What will he do when he finds himself alone in the same room with Bandit who has a fear of his own? A Kids' Wings Unit is in Reading Seeds.

The Stray Dog by Marc Simont--picture book about a homeless dog who is finally adopted by a loving family. Paired with Widget.

Widget by Lynn Rossiter--a picture book about a little lost dog who becomes a service dog with a unit in Tickles, Tricks, and Treasure

A 4-page unit for Dog by Matthew Van Fleet is a part of a collection of 50 units in Stepstone Stories.

The Unit Contains:

A 7-page unit for Dog and Bear by Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a part of a collection of 50 units in Stepstone Stories.

The Unit Contains:
Crossword Puzzle
Readers' Theater Script
Discussion Cards
Multiple Choice
Logic Puzzle
Writing Activity

A special thanks to the the talented Mickey Gentle for generously allowing us to use his wonderful original composition "Walking Mei Li" as our background music.


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