Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reverso Poems

Marilyn Singer (Author) Josee Masse (Illustrator)
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Description

With 6 starred reviews, 8 best of the year lists, and over 20 state award nominations, everyone is raving about Mirror Mirror!

"Remarkable."--The Washington Post

"This mind-bending poetry is accompanied by Masse's equally intelligent, equally amusing art."--Time Out New York for Kids

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.

Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
March 04, 2010
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.2 X 0.4 X 10.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525479017
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About the Author

Marilyn Singer is an award-winning author of more than 90 children's books in a wide variety of genres.

Josée Masse is a recognized artist in her native Canada, having illustrated numerous French and American picture books.

Reviews

"A mesmerizing and seamless celebration of language, imagery and perspective." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Masse's clever compositions play with symmetry, bringing this smart concept to its fullest effect." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Cleverly constructed and insightful."--The Horn Book, starred review

"Truly a visual, as well as a literary, puzzle and such a treat!" --Library Media Connection, starred review

"Fun, thoughtful, beautifully written poems that employ a poetic form called a reverso to spin a familiar fairy tale in a new direction." --Shelf Awareness, starred review

With 6 starred reviews, 8 best of the year lists, and over 20 state award nominations, everyone is raving about Mirror Mirror!

Mirror Mirror is an ALA Notable Book, a New York Public Library Best 100 Children's Book of the Year, a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Editors Choice, a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year, a Washington Post Top 15 Children's Book of the Year, a Horn Book Fanfare Book, a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year, a Land of Enchantment Book Award Winner, and one of Time Out New York Kids' 50 Best Books for Kids.