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Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse

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ISBN13: 9780525479017
ISBN10: 0525479015
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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.

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"Singer uses 'reverso' poems, a form of her creation, to show that there are two sides to every fairy tale (the poems can be read backward and forward). On each page, two poems appear, one an inversion of the other with minor changes in punctuation. In 'In the Hood,' Little Red Riding Hood's poem ends: 'But a girl/ mustn't dawdle./ After all, Grandma's waiting,' while the wolf's poem begins: 'After all, Grandma's waiting,/ mustn't dawdle.../ But a girl!' Masse's clever compositions play with symmetry (in 'Longing for Beauty,' Beauty and the Beast appear as one being, split in half, her tresses echoing his fur), bringing this smart concept to its fullest effect. Ages 6 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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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. Full color.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Marilyn Singer has also produced a wide variety of nonfiction works for young readers as well as several poetry volumes in picture book format. Additionally, Singer has edited volumes of short stories for young adult readers, including Stay True: Short Stories for Strong Girls and I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes with Religion. She has published more than 50 books for children and young adults. In addition to a rich collection of fiction picture books, Singer has also produced a wide variety of nonfiction works for young readers as well as several poetry volumes in picture book format. Additionally, Singer has edited volumes of short stories for young adult readers, including Stay True: Short Stories for Strong Girls and I Believe in Water: Twelve Brushes with Religion.

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montevallo2012, May 23, 2012 (view all comments by montevallo2012)
Our librarian read portions of "Mirror, Mirror" to our class today. The students were awed by it. It did take them a few minutes to understand that the poems were indeed reversed but they came away from the library wanting to try reverso poetry! This is a very good thing!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525479017
Author:
Singer, Marilyn
Publisher:
Dutton Children's Books
Illustrator:
Massee, Josee
Author:
Massee, Josee
Author:
Masse, Josee
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Children's poetry
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.42x10.10x.54 in. .92 lbs.
Age Level:
06-06

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Singer uses 'reverso' poems, a form of her creation, to show that there are two sides to every fairy tale (the poems can be read backward and forward). On each page, two poems appear, one an inversion of the other with minor changes in punctuation. In 'In the Hood,' Little Red Riding Hood's poem ends: 'But a girl/ mustn't dawdle./ After all, Grandma's waiting,' while the wolf's poem begins: 'After all, Grandma's waiting,/ mustn't dawdle.../ But a girl!' Masse's clever compositions play with symmetry (in 'Longing for Beauty,' Beauty and the Beast appear as one being, split in half, her tresses echoing his fur), bringing this smart concept to its fullest effect. Ages 6 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , 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. Full color.
"Synopsis" by ,

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.

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