Monday, June 10, 2013

Tops and Bottoms

Author & Illustrator:   Janet Stevens
Publisher:  Harcourt
Publication Year:   1995
Location: Personal Collection

Awards:  ALA Notable, Caldecott Honor, Booklist Editors' Choice, Society of School Librarians International Honor Book

Summary: In this adapted version of an old slave story, Hare tricks the rich but lazy Bear from stealing all his crops. This is a classic trickster tale with wonderfullly detailed two-page spreads that fill the page horizontally. I adore Janet Stevens!

Classroom Ideas: This would be perfect for a genre story of trickster tales or for reader's theatre. It uses repetition in its story structure.

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