Tops and Bottoms

Tops and Bottoms

by Janet Stevens
Hardcover, 40 pages
List Price: $17.99 Sale Price: $14.39

Bear is lazy and never tends his fields. He sleeps all day and never does any work. Hare, on the other hand, doesn’t object to a little labor, but has no field to work in. But Hare and his family are very clever, and make a plan. The Hare family wake up the drowsy Bear and make a deal with him. If Bear will let the Hare family plant and tend Bear’s fields, then Bear can take the tops of the crop and the Hares will take the bottoms.

When the crop the Hares plant turns out to be carrots, the tops Bear is left with are useless. Next time around Bear demands the bottoms—but the Hare family plants lettuce! Soon, Bear has had enough of being tricked and closes the deal. Bear now tends his own fields, and the Hares run a vegetable stand. They live happily as neighbors—but they never again became business partners!

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Summary: The down-on-their-luck but clever hare family take advantage of their lazy neighbor.

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