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Tops & Bottoms (original 1995; edition 1995)

by Janet Stevens

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Title:Tops & Bottoms
Authors:Janet Stevens
Info:Harcourt Children's Books (1995), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:CCSS Exemplar Text (Grades 2-3), Fiction, Caldecott Honor Book

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The story of a rich bear, who is also an extremely lazy bear, and hare, who was not so rich and wealthy. Hare comes up with a plan to outwit the bear by coming up with a "business plan" in sharing crops. Hare will plant and harvest, all bear has to do is pick: tops or bottoms.
This is a great children's book for learning tops and bottoms, as well as teaching moral lessons. It keeps kids on their feet in wondering what Hare will do next. ( )
  sehuff | Sep 27, 2016 |
This book is made so that the reader opens it and flips the pages up as he or she reads. It is a book that teaches students to make well-thought decisions and be hardworking. It has great illustrations that engage the reader and help portray the message. ( )
  SarahA5752 | Sep 12, 2016 |
This is a great story to teach students about laziness. It a funny way to teach students that laziness never works out in the long run.
  mjmorr9390 | Sep 8, 2016 |
This book is such a fun read for kids! It is repetitive which is very useful for many lessons and a lesson can be learned from the story (moral). I really enjoyed reading this book because the author held my attention. I wanted to know if the bear was going to continue to allow the hare to be his business partner. I would highly recommend this book to students and teachers.
  leighTembrey | Sep 7, 2016 |
This is a great way to teach students about what happens to you when you are lazy. It's a funny story that even as an adult will have you laughing. I like how the book is written differently too, this makes it exciting for students to read. ( )
  KristyMCooper | Sep 6, 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

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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