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ISBN13: 9780688099862
ISBN10: 0688099866
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This book isn't just the story of a round trip--it is a round trip. Read forward and look at the sights, then flip the book over to see something different on the way back. Ann Jonas' amazing two-way trip is guaranteed to change the way you look at things. Black-and-white illustrstions.


"A visual stunner....The format is wonderfully inventive--once the traveler arrives in the city, the book is flipped over and read back to the beginning, with the black-and-white pictures taking on new meanings....Sure to delight and fascinate."--Publishers Weekly.

About the Author

Ann Jonas, author-artist of Splash! and Round Trip, lives in Germantown, New York.

In Her Own Words...

"I grew up in a family that attached great importance to knowing how to do as many things as possible, from skating to skiing to cabinet-making to repairing the family car. Everyone always had several projects going at the same time, and drawing was considered an incidental skill, a tool for planning a project rather than an end in itself. It was only after a few years of dead-end jobs following high school that I decided some specific training might be helpful, even necessary. I attended Cooper Union and after graduation went to work in the studio of my former graphicdesign instructor.

"A few years later my husband, Donald Crews, was inducted into the Army and subsequently sent to Germany. I followed and found a job with a German advertising agency, trying to design ads with a "Madison Avenue" look for them. We lived in Germany for one-and-a-half years, sharing a rambling apartment with German friends. Our first daughter, Nina, was born there. When we returned to the United States, we started our own freelance design business.

"Our second daughter, Amy, was born, and the design business grew. It wasn't until both daughters were nearly ready for college that I considered doing books for children, and then it was only through the urging of my husband and his editor, Susan Hirschman.

"My first book, When You Were a Baby, came together very quickly. I drew strongly on memories of my children and their friends at two and three and their evident pride in their accomplishments. Two Bear Cubs was next and then Round Trip, which was the working out of an idea that had interested me in the abstract. With succeeding books, I've been trying to explore other ways of stretching children's imaginations. I find myself drawn more and more often to designing books that involve some sort of visual play. It seems like a wonderful opportunity to encourage children to look at familiar things in different ways while offering the appeal of a game or a puzzle. If I can also deal, even if only lightly, with some of a child's deeper concerns, then I feel that I've served him or her as well as I can."

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msdebr, February 28, 2008 (view all comments by msdebr)
What fun! I had absolutely NO IDEA that the pictures reverse and the reader goes back home again. Visually astounding!
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Product Details

Jonas, Ann
Greenwillow Books
by Ann Jonas
New York :
Children's fiction
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
City and town life
Cities and towns
Country life
People & Places - General
Toy and movable books
General Juvenile Fiction
Children s-General
Concepts - General
Edition Number:
1st Mulberry ed.
Edition Description:
Series Volume:
no. 91-4
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
8.25 x 5.5 in 14.40 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:

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