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K - 5th

Tops and Bottoms

Janet Stevens

Categories: Animals , Farming , Foods & Nutrition , Gardening , General Agriculture

Resource Description

Hare solves his family’s problems by tricking rich and lazy Bear in this funny, energetic version of an old slave story. With roots in American slave tales, Tops & Bottoms celebrates the trickster tradition of using one’s wits to overcome hardship. “As usual, Stevens’ animal characters, bold and colorful, are delightful. . . . It’s all wonderful fun, and the book opens, fittingly, from top to bottom instead of from side to side, making it perfect for story-time sharing.”

Beautiful pictures and a childish story of plants and harvesting the “tops and the bottoms”.


A student’s depiction of Tops and Bottoms!

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