TOPS AND BOTTOMS
BY JANET STEVENS
Caldecott-Honor winning retelling of the classic tale of wily Hare tricking lazy Bear into giving up half the crops, be it the top, or the bottom. A story so deep in the ground even the paper is made from gardening pants!
The entertaining story is illustrated with Stevens's now familiar artwork, lively, colorful line-and-wash spreads filled with sprightly characters and humorous details.
School Library Journal
Bear and Hare are involved in a gardening partnership, with industrious, clever Hare reaping all the vegetable profits. As usual, Stevens' animal characters, bold and colorful, are delightful. Hare, decked out in a lively gardening shirt and surrounded by mischievous offspring, is the image of determination. 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.