In this Caldecott Honor–winning retelling by Janet Stevens, a wily Hare solves his family’s problems by tricking rich and lazy Bear into giving up half his crops. Once a upon a time, there was a lazy Bear and a clever Hare. Bear had lots of money and lots of land but all he wanted to do was sleep. Hare had nothing but hungry children, so he came up with a plan to convince Bear to split his land down the middle—tops and bottoms. Hare can work all day and Bear can sleep. It’s the perfect solution! Or is it?
This hilarious spring book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like providing for your family, motivation, and learning a lesson. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting predicting, sequencing, and character analysis! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Tops and Bottoms in speech therapy below: