Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Book Look: Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
Review by: Mary Amoson
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Recommended for: 4 years and up

The award winning book Tops & Bottoms by Janet Stevens is a perfect literacy tie-in for any plant unit. It combines in many science ideas like growing plants and the parts of plants. Additionally, this book teaches a lesson to work hard instead of letting others do all the work for you. The pictures are amazing, the story is engaging, and the tie-in activities are endless.

The main characters, Bear and Hare, partner up to plant crops to share. Hare schemes up a plan and does all the work on the garden, while Bear sleeps. The catch is... not all the parts of the plants grown are good. Read to find out what Hare's scheme is and who comes out ahead.

Check out this book and the mini unit to go with it on my blog or on Teachers Pay Teachers.


Mary Amoson is a teacher, mother, and an educational blogger. She believes that learning should be fun and natural, and is most often playing games with her students as they discover learning. She is so passionate about her dream job in education and her incredible students and families that she wants to share it all with you.  Visit her at the Sharing Kindergarten blog or at her Teachers Pay Teachers site, where she has more than 10 free activities ready for you to download and enjoy.

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