A Book of Reversible Verse
Publication Date: March 4, 2010
Categories: Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations
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.
Awards for Mirror Mirror:
Mirror Mirror is an ALA Notable Book, one of the New York Public Library's Best 100 Children's Books of 2010, a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books 2010, a Booklist Editors Choice, one of the Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year, a Washington Post Top 15 Children’s Books of 2010, a Horn Book Fanfare Book, a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books of 2010, and one of Time Out New York Kids's 50 Best Books for Kids.
Praise for Mirror Mirror:
"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
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