Monday, June 10, 2013
Tops and Bottoms
Author & Illustrator: Janet Stevens
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.