A Book of Reverso Poems
Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803737693, 32pp.
Publication Date: February 7, 2013
"Genius " - "Wired.com"
"Marilyn Singer's verse in Follow Follow practically dances down each page . . . the effect is miraculous and pithy." - "The Wall Street Journal"
Once upon a time, "Mirror Mirror," a brilliant book of fairy tale themed reversos-a poetic form in which the poem is presented forward and then backward-became a smashing success. Now a second book is here with more witty double takes on well-loved fairy tales such as Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid.
Read these clever poems from top to bottom and they mean one thing. Then reverse the lines and read from bottom to top and they mean something else-it is almost like magic
A celebration of sight, sound, and story, this book is a marvel to read again and again.
Jos?e Masse grew up in Montreal, where she painted with her father in his studio as long ago as she can remember. After college, she worked as a graphic designer for a few years, before deciding to become a full-time illustrator. Jos?e now lives near Montreal in the country with her partner and their daughter.
"Genius!" - Wired.com
“Singer and Masse’s companion to Mirror Mirror is just as inspired as its predecessor.” – Publishers Weekly, 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
"Singer’s poetry begs to be read aloud as listeners savor Masse’s accompanying illustrations. This is a must-have book for a library’s poetry section as well as for any personal collection." - Library Media Connection, starred review
"This volume is one to savor." – Kirkus Reviews
“Marilyn Singer's verse in Follow Follow practically dances down each page . . . the effect is miraculous and pithy.” – The Wall Street Journal
"These are delightful to read and read aloud, and they’re a curricular dream for discussions of poetry, folklore, and point of view." – The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Masse’s two-sided illustrations capture the changes in point of view, tone, and color...Singer’s reversos present lyrical and evocative moments that will surprise and delight children and provide them with opportunities for critical discussion." – School Library Journal
Follow Follow is one of Booklist's 30 Best Books of the Year, a Cybils Award finalist, and an IRA Teachers’ Choices Reading List pick.