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Tops & Bottoms
Contributor(s): Stevens, Janet (Author)

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ISBN: 0152928510     ISBN-13: 9780152928513
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 1995

Annotation: With roots in European folktales and American slave stories, this tale 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.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore - Country & Ethnic - General
Dewey: E
LCCN: 93019154
Age Level: 4-7
Grade Level: Preschool-2
Lexile Measure: 580(Not Available)
Guided Reading: M (Grade 2)
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 10.2" W x 11" (1.00 lbs) 40 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Red Clover Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 1997
Black-Eyed Susan Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 1996
Caldecott Medal, Honor Book, Picture Book, 1996
Review Citations: School Library Journal 05/01/1995 pg. 103
Booklist 03/15/1995 pg. 1329
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/1996 pg. 744
Booklist 06/01/1996 pg. 1727
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1995 pg. 334 - Superior,Well Above Average
ALA Notable Children's Books 01/01/1996 pg. 1288
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 11397
Reading Level: 3.2   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
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"

Contributor Bio(s): Stevens, Janet: -

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 janetstevens.com.

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