If you are looking for a cute book to read to your children, or grandchildren, this could be one. Since it is planting time and children are often full of questions this hilarious book covers several areas.
The book is entitled “Tops & Bottoms” and is adapted and illustrated by Janet Stevens. Normally a book opens left to right, but this unique book opens top to bottom.
The jacket cover of this books reads: “Bear has lots of money and lots of land-and he’s lazy. Hare has nothing but a hungry family and he’s smart. Hare is sure there’s a way to share Bear’s wealth, so he and Mrs. Hare cook up a plan. Then Hare hops on down the road to Bear’s place and proposes that Bear donate land, Hare handles labor, and they split the crop in half. All Bear has to do is choose the half he wants–tops or bottoms. Sleepy Bear takes tops but finds once the harvest is in that he’s been tricked by clever Hare! Janet Stevens also shows her talent for painting vegetables of all sorts. She has even gone so far as to paint on vegetables-the original artwork was created on paper made by hand from carrots, corn, potatoes, beans, radishes, tomatoes, and even a pair of gardening pants and a shirt.”
The illustrations are truly amazing. During your planting season, come on up to the Henning library and let us help you find some fun and informational books for your entire family to enjoy. We are open following the school calendar on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
We hope to see you soon.