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Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book) (original 1995; edition 1995)

by Janet Stevens (Author)

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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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Title:Tops & Bottoms (Caldecott Honor Book)
Authors:Janet Stevens (Author)
Info:Harcourt Brace (1995), Edition: 1st, 40 pages
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Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens (1995)

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Bear owns a lot of land to work it and the neighboring hares are down on their luck, so Hare devises a plan. He goes into business with Bear in order to farm on his land, and promises Bear "part" of the harvest. But every time, he outsmarts Bear by planting food that will benefit Hare and not Bear. Eventually, Hare has enough money to buy his own land and they call a truce to be neighbors but business partners no longer.
  KristenRoper | Apr 29, 2024 |
Hare is so silly, but I guess you'll do anything when your children are hungry. ( )
  mrsandersonreads23 | Apr 14, 2024 |
I remember Stella reading this in class last year, so when I was asked for a good trickster tale it's what came to mind. ( )
  LibrarianDest | Jan 3, 2024 |
Genre:
Fairy tale and folklore-inspired fiction
Picture books for children
Tone:
Funny
Illustration:
Colorful
Detailed
Subject headings:
Hibernation
Tricksters
Cleverness
Hares
Bears
Vegetable gardens
Vegetable gardening
Laziness
Deals
Options, alternatives, choices
  kmgerbig | May 15, 2023 |
This book was another recommendation from Read Aloud Revival (Sarah Mackenzie), and it did not disappoint! My kids (5yo & 3yo) thought this book was hilarious; I found it clever, cute, and beautifully illustrated. I appreciated the lessons learned as well, although I don’t want to add any spoilers. This book was a fun moral lesson as well as providing a chance to talk to my kids about all the hard work that goes into farming and harvesting crops. We even talked about hibernation! We definitely recommend this book. ( )
  TrojaHousehold | Apr 14, 2022 |
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For Judy Vole, who knows what kids like
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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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