Synopses & Reviews
Hare solves his familyand#8217;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 and Bottoms
celebrates the trickster tradition of using oneand#8217;s wits to overcome hardship. and#8220;As usual, Stevensand#8217; animal characters, bold and colorful, are delightful. . . . Itand#8217;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.and#8221;--Booklist
This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Stories)
With roots in European folktales and American slave stories, this tale celebrates the trickster tradition of overcoming hardship by using one's wits. An exciting vertical format takes this funny story to its most entertaining extreme.
About the Author
JANET STEVENS is the author and illustrator of many popular and award-winning books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book Tops & Bottoms, the Texas Bluebonnet winner Cook-a-Doodle-Doo!, and the Texas Bluebonnet nominee And The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon. She also illustrated To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda, an ABBY Honor Book. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.