Posted by: ad65shorty | May 4, 2009

Stories for Snuggling: Tops and Bottoms

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Lazy Bear sleeps through every planting season, so conniving Hare makes a deal. He and his family will work Bear’s land and split the crops in half. He’ll even let Bear choose which half he wants, “tops or bottoms.” Bear chooses tops so Hare plants root crops, leaving Bear with a useless harvest. A furious Bear insists next time he’ll take bottoms so Hare plants corn, leaving empty stalks. You get the idea… The book has another fun twist in that it opens from top to bottom instead of from side to side. A great story to teach about plants and gardening. This book is also a Caldecott Medal winnter, meaning it has received an award for its pictures. Definitely one to add to your collection!



  1. I love books like this! It’s like having several books in one.

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