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Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Tops and Bottoms (1995)

by Janet Stevens

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Rabbit outsmarts Bear through clever negotiation
  step36 | Jun 8, 2017 |
You have to learn to share with your friends but also help them out. In this story, Bear wants some food but he doesn't want to put in the effort to help with the planting and tilling. Even though his friend asks him if he wants tops or bottoms, the clever Hare then plants a vegetable that gives him the best part. When Bear says tops, Hare plants root vegetables. When bear says bottoms, Hare plants top soil growing vegetables. This is sure to give a great laugh!
  booklist520 | Apr 15, 2017 |
  SteppLibrary | Mar 3, 2017 |
Bear who was rich and harr family which were very poor The harr family was very hungry. Harr and bear work together. Bear takes the tops of the garden and harr takes the bottoms. The harr family works so hard to create this garden. Bear didnt like what his tops looked like so they switched tops and bottoms for the next season. But then the next season bear wants both tops and bottoms and harr got the middles. Bear was not happy and decided to plant his own crops. ( )
  Miriahharrison | Feb 27, 2017 |
Grade Level: Kindergarten through 3rd grade
This book is about a bear and a hare that became business partners. The hare used the bear's land to grow crops. Their business agreement was that bear could sleep while hare plants and tends to the crops and once the crops are done they will be divided by top and bottoms. Every time the bear asked for either the tops, the bottoms, or both, hare was able to plant a crop that only he would be able to receive the produce of.
I would use this book when teaching a lesson over vegetables and how they grow. The book simplistically explains which vegetable grow underground and on land. ( )
  clarionb | Nov 9, 2016 |
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Once upon a time there lived a very lazy bear who had lots of money and lots of land.
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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.”--Booklist

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Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road.

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