Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tops and Bottoms, adapted and illustrated by Janet Stevens - review
Tops and Bottoms, adapted and illustrated by Janet Stevens
Janet Stevens always draws the most... animated animal characters. They fully seem to wiggle on the page, to wink at you, to flop, flap or flee. And in Tops and Bottoms, Janet has found a story worthy of her fabulous animals.
A quick gardening fable about lazy vs. hard-working and clever, it could also be read as a pre-industrial economic fable: landowner vs. serf. But that would pretty much take all the fun out of it. Eat your veggies and read this book.