Tops & Bottoms (Hardcover)

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Tops & Bottoms (Hardcover)


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In this Caldecott Honorwinning retelling by Janet Stevens, a wily Hare solves his family’s problems by tricking rich and lazy Bear into giving up half his crops.

Once a upon a time, there was a lazy Bear and a clever Hare. Bear had lots of money and lots of land but all he wanted to do was sleep. Hare had nothing but hungry children, so he came up with a plan to convince Bear to split his land down the middle—tops and bottoms. Hare can work all day and Bear can sleep.

It’s the perfect solution! Or is it?

This hilarious Caldecott-honor picture book is perfect for fans of Louis and Unicorns Are the Worst!

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 Epossumondas books, written by renowned storyteller Coleen Salley. Janet Stevens lives in Colorado. Visit her online at

Product Details ISBN: 9780152928513
ISBN-10: 0152928510
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: March 29th, 1995
Pages: 40
Language: English