Bear in the Chair

9781626724976. ea vol: illus. by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. 18p. (Dog and Bear). Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks. Feb. 2017. Board $5.99.
Toddler-PreS—Seeger's highly acclaimed slice-of-life tales get the board book treatment. In Bear in the Chair, the teddy bear is too frightened to descend from a tall chair, but Dog offers encouragement. Dog Changes His Name sees Dog unsatisfied with his dull moniker, and though the dachshund suggests alternatives, Bear points out that none of them are fitting. Both stories end on a quirky, deeply satisfying note, and the textured images of the expressive characters, elegantly placed against a white background, are a delight.

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