Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tops & Bottoms
What happens when you mix a clever, determined Hare and a lazy, slothful Bear? A topsy turvy tale! As the publisher says:
With roots in European folktales and the slave stories of the American South, Tops & Bottoms celebrates the trickster tradition of beating hardship by using one's wits. And an acre of hilarity tops it all off!
Author and illustrator Janet Stevens masters the art of storytelling while exploring the artistic frontiers of childrens' book illustration. Stevens executes her illustrations by using watercolor, colored pencils, and gesso on paper made by hand by Ray Tomasso. In addition to the clever tale, the kids especially delighted in the way the story opens vertically, top to bottom.
So, hop on over to your local library to check out Tops & Bottoms (c. 1995), the perfect harvest time read.