Tops & Bottoms

Hardcover | January 12, 2001

byJanet Stevens

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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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With roots in European folktales and American slave stories, Tops and Bottoms 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. Watercolor, colored pencil and gesso illustrations

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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 al...

Janet Stevens is the author and illustrator of many beloved picture books, including Tops & Bottoms, a Caldecott Honor Book. With her sister and co-author, Susan Stevens Crummel, she created the acclaimed best-sellers The Great Fuzz Frenzy, Help Me, Mr. Mutt!, The Little Red Pen and more. She is also the illustrator of the Epossumo...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11.27 × 10.46 × 0.36 inPublished:January 12, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152928510

ISBN - 13:9780152928513

Appropriate for ages: 4

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With roots in European folktales and American slave stories, Tops and Bottoms 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. Watercolor, colored pencil and gesso illustrations