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Tops & Bottoms (original 1995; edition 1995)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152928510, Hardcover)
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
This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Stories)
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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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