Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse
What’s brewing when two favorites—poetry and fairy tales—are turned (literally) on their heads? It’s a revolutionary recipe: an infectious new genre of poetry and a lovably modern take on classic stories. First, read the poems forward (how old-fashioned!), then reverse the lines and read... show more
What’s brewing when two favorites—poetry and fairy tales—are turned (literally) on their heads? It’s a revolutionary recipe: an infectious new genre of poetry and a lovably modern take on classic stories. First, read the poems forward (how old-fashioned!), then reverse the lines and read again to give familiar tales, from Sleeping Beauty to that Charming Prince, a delicious new spin. Witty, irreverent, and warm, this gorgeously illustrated and utterly unique offering holds a mirror up to language and fairy tales, and renews the fun and magic of both.
Publish date: 2010-03-04
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
Two things I don't care for: fairy tale retellings (getting old, imho) and poetry, especially for children (nonsense verse, ugh) BUT this was clever and, I can tell, fiendishly difficult to write. Updated review coming after I've read this to my students.
A reverso. Read it normally or read it in reverse: one poem, two poetic experiences. Mirror mirror contains 13 reverso poems that rise out of different fairy tales (as well as a few more that don't). To give you a picture of the type of poem, here are the first two lines of the poem "Disappointm...
My favorite verse was the Doubtful Duckling p[14-15]. I am bias to this particular one because it was one of my favorite bedtime stories as a child. Singer’s reverso poem was able to flawlessly express the duckling’s internal struggle. Masse’s illustrations throughout the book flow seamlessly and ...
Such a fun book full of brighly colored illustrations. I love how the book displays two points of view for each fairy tale through clever poems and illustrations. It would be fun for students to read and then try writing their own reversos!
Fun collection of poems (and illustrations) that look at two sides of popular fairy tales.