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( Read Ebook ) õ The Donkey Egg ⚧ 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 trickeryBear 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 This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here There is just something that struck me as disturbing about a bear buying a donkey. Bear has lost motivation His farm is in disrepair Fox comes along and sells bear on a watermelon as a donkey egg Bear is convinced this egg will hatch into a donkey and it will help him with his farm Hare is a neighbor that sees bear being silly with this egg watermelon The ending is a making lemonade out of lemons situation I won t spoil The twist at the end is good.There are boxes along the way that seem a little out of place and jarring that give how many seconds in a minute and how Bear has lost motivation His farm is in disrepair Fox comes along and sells bear on a watermelon as a donkey egg Bear is convinced this egg will hatch into a donkey and it will help him with his farm Hare is a neighbor that sees bear being silly with this egg watermelon The ending is a making lemonade out of lemons situation I won t spoil The twist at the end is good.There are boxes along the way that seem a little out of place and jarring that give how many seconds in a minute and how many minutes in an hour and so on up until a year It s informative, but it feels a little out of place in the story.The nephew had fun with the story He thought the bear sitting on the egg was hilarious or playing hide and seek with the egg It cracked him up He quoted Ron Weasley about the bear thinking the watermelon was a donkey egg He said, How thick can ya get Right from the movie He gave this 3 stars I have totally and absolutely enjoyed everything about Janet Stevens and and her sister Susan Stevens Crummel s brilliant The Donkey Egg which might I guess be considered a sequel to Janet Stevens Caldecott Honour winning Tops and Bottoms, but is in my opinion also totally a stand alone type of story that just happens to feature the same Bear and Hare characters as in Tops and Bottoms I love how the authors continuously and seamlessly integrate and incorporate interesting and enlightening sc I have totally and absolutely enjoyed everything about Janet Stevens and and her sister Susan Stevens Crummel s brilliant The Donkey Egg which might I guess be considered a sequel to Janet Stevens Caldecott Honour winning Tops and Bottoms, but is in my opinion also totally a stand alone type of story that just happens to feature the same Bear and Hare characters as in Tops and Bottoms I love how the authors continuously and seamlessly integrate and incorporate interesting and enlightening science and math factoids into their story, and how oh so sly and clever seeming Fox ends up being the one soundly and roundly tricked when Bear and Hare after growing their watermelons from the seeds of the reputed donkey egg of the title purchase a cute little baby donkey from the proceeds of the sold produce and then have Fox actually believe that the supposed donkey egg he gave to Bear did indeed hatch into a bona fide donkey foal for while I have indeed always enjoyed so called trickster tales, I actually evenappreciate storylines where tricksters get their own back, where the tricksters end up becoming the tricked And yes, I also massively appreciate that Bear and Hare, although they are often grumpy, curmudgeonly and bickering are also first and foremost friends and allies and that while Hare obviously and hilariously in The Donkey Egg is still obesseing regarding his lost race with Tortoise of The Tortoise and the Hare fame and of perhaps in a rematch finally winning the contest, when Bear decides to plant the watermelon seeds in order to hoodwink Fox, Hare decides that he would rather be helping his friend than continuing with and to quote him a silly old race Combined with Janet Stevens signature and expressively detailed, engagingly humorous illustrations which do so totally capture the various mannerisms and expressions of particularly Bear and Hare , The Donkey Egg is a hilarious, engaging as well as educational celebration of cooperation, of friendship and yes, of presenting and showing that sometimes the tables can in fact and should definitely be turned on a trickster and that there is also absolutely nothing wrong with giving the latter a taste of his or her own medicine either, that Fox kind of deserves being hoodwinked by Bear and Hare because it is he who started this all in the first place A weak sequel to the excellent Tops Bottoms The story drags on and on and is largely composed of filler rather than substance I have no idea why the author felt it necessary to include sidebars with pointless factoids about a minute, an hour, a day, a week, and a month These just interrupt the story and clutter the pages.The other problem I have is that this is a traditional folk tale some say Korean, some say Hungarian but nowhere is this attributed or acknowledged A weak sequel to the excellent Tops Bottoms The story drags on and on and is largely composed of filler rather than substance I have no idea why the author felt it necessary to include sidebars with pointless factoids about a minute, an hour, a day, a week, and a month These just interrupt the story and clutter the pages.The other problem I have is that this is a traditional folk tale some say Korean, some say Hungarian but nowhere is this attributed or acknowledged