Featuring Bear and Hare from their Caldecott-Honor winning Tops & Bottoms, the Stevens sisters celebrate perseverance and teamwork in this laugh-out-loud story of triumph over trickery. Bear would rather sleep all day than work on his farm, and Fox knows just the kind of help he needs—a donkey! When Fox tricks Bear into buying a donkey egg, Bear can’t wait for it to hatch so he can meet his new friend. But donkeys don’t come from eggs! And when the “egg” finally opens, Bear gets a fruity surprise. Luckily, Bear doesn’t have to face disappointment alone . . . Hare is there to help!
<p><b>Janet Stevens</b> is the author and illustrator of many beloved picture books, including <i>Tops & Bottoms, </i> a Caldecott Honor Book. With her sister and co-author, Susan Stevens Crummel, she created the acclaimed best-sellers <i>The Great Fuzz Frenzy, </i><i>Help Me, Mr. Mutt!, The Little Red Pen</i> and more. She is also the illustrator of the Epossumondas books, written by renowned storyteller Coleen Salley. Janet Stevens lives in Colorado. Visit her online at janetstevens.com.</p>
<b>Susan Stevens Crummel</b> has collaborated with Janet Stevens, her sister, on several picture books, including the <i>The Little Red Pen; Help Me, Mr. Mutt!, </i>Texas Bluebonnet winner <i>Cook-a-Doodle-Doo!; </i>and the Texas Bluebonnet nominee <i>And The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon. </i>A former teacher, she now writes children’s books and makes author appearances at schools full-time. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Visit her online at susanstevenscrummel.com.<br />
For Mom and Dad, who always kept us warm, safe, and happy.